Paolo Emilio Sfondrati

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"Madonna del Velo" with Cardinal Paolo Emilio Sfondrati, c. 1591 (Wilanów Palace in Warsaw).

Paolo Emilio Sfondrati (1560 – 14 February 1618) was an Italian Cardinal.

Born to a noble family in Milan and the nephew of Pope Gregory XIV, he was the cardinal priest of Santa Cecilia, papal legate in Bologna, member of the Congregation of the Sant'Offizio and a good friend of San Filippo Neri.

He was bishop of Cremona, and bishop of Albano.[1] He died in Tivoli in 1618.


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