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Tommaso Cardinal Ruffo


Archbishop Emeritus of Ferrara, Italy

Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Damaso

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)


15 Sep 1663Born
7 Apr 169834.5AppointedTitular Archbishop of Nicaea
13 Apr 169834.5Ordained BishopTitular Archbishop of Nicaea
10 May 169834.6AppointedApostolic Nuncio to Florence (Tuscany), Italy
Mar 1700³36.4ResignedApostolic Nuncio to Florence (Tuscany), Italy
17 May 170642.6Elevated to Cardinal
25 Jun 170642.7InstalledCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Panisperna
29 Jan 170945.3AppointedCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere
10 May 171753.6AppointedArchbishop (Personal Title) of Ferrara, Italy
1 Jul 172662.7AppointedCardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
26 Apr 173874.6ResignedArchbishop of Ferrara, Italy
3 Sep 173874.9AppointedCardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
20 Aug 174076.9AppointedCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Damaso
29 Aug 174076.9AppointedCardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
16 Feb 175389.4DiedArchbishop Emeritus of Ferrara, Italy

Note(s): ³ Day Uncertain

MicroData Summary for Tommaso Ruffo (VIAF: 37725418)
Tommaso Cardinal Ruffo (born , died ) Archbishop Emeritus of Ferrara

Birth PlaceNapoli, Archdiocese of Napoli {Naples}
Ordained BishopS. Silvestro al Quirinale, Roma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}
Buried Place (Original)S. Niccol˛ Chapel, S. Lorenzo in Damaso, Roma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}

  • a bishop for 54.8 years
  • a cardinal for 46.7 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • b: The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, 17 May 1706
  • b/c2+: Les Ordinations ╔piscopales, Year 1698, Number 7
  • nunc: Les Nonciatures Apostoliques Permanentes (Karttunen), Page 259


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