Urban VIII

  • (noun): Italian pope from 1623 to 1644 who sanctioned the condemnation of Galileo but later freed him (1568-1644).

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Taddeo Barberini - Biography - Pontificate of Pope Urban VIII
... In 1623, Maffeo Barberini was elected as Pope Urban VIII and Taddeo Barberini's fortunes improved considerably ... Pope Urban's nepotism became legendary and later 17th century popes vowed to be different (though several were not) ... In 1624, Taddeo took control of the Duchy of Urbino, relinquished to Urban VIII after the death of Federico Ubaldo ...
Galeleo - Career As A Scientist - Controversy Over Heliocentrism
... by the election of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini as Pope Urban VIII in 1623 ... Dava Sobel explains that during this time, Urban had begun to fall more and more under the influence of court intrigue and problems of state ... At this low point in Urban's life, the problem of Galileo was presented to the pope by court insiders and enemies of Galileo ...
Papal Conclave, 1669–1670 - Cardinal Electors
... Bishop of Ostia e Velletri 1623, 2 October Urban VIII Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal-nephew Marzio Ginetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Porto e Santa ...
Cardinal Mazarin - Papal Service
... During this war he gave proofs of much diplomatic ability, and Pope Urban VIII entrusted him, in 1629, with the difficult task of putting an end to the ... Urban VIII sent troops into the Valtellina, including Torquato Conti and it was Conti who was rumoured to have made favourable reports to Urban regarding ... At the time Anna Colonna, daughter of Filippo I Colonna, was married to Urban's nephew Taddeo Barberini, and the Pope now made her brother, Girolamo Colonna, archbishop of Albano and ...

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