Pietro Vidoni (8 November 1610 – 5 January 1681) was an Italian
cardinal and between 1652–1660 a papal legate and nuncio to Poland.
1 Personal life
2 Ecclesiastical service
4 Death and burial
Vidoni was born 8 November 1610 in
Cremona into Italian noble family.
He studied at several Italian universities and received his doctorate,
before moving to
Rome and pursuing an ecclesiastical career.
During the pontificate of
Pope Urban VIII, Vidoni was appointed as the
governor of Rimini, Tivoli, Sabina,
Orvieto and Spoleto
In 1652, Vidoni was appointed Apostolic
Nuncio to Poland, a position
he held until his elevation to Cardinal in 1660.
He conducted the holy mass in the Latin Cathedral of Lwów, during
which Polish King John II Casimir had taken the Lwów Oath.
Returning to Italy, he was elevated to cardinal by pope Alexander VII,
in the consistory of 5 April 1660. In 1661 he was given the titular
church of San Callisto. In 1662 he was a legate in Bologna.
In 1667 he participated in the papal conclave which elected Pope
Clement IX. He also participated in the conclave of 1669-1670 which
Pope Clement X and the conclave of 1676, which elected Pope
Between 1675-1676 appointed as the Camerlengo of the Sacred College of
Death and burial
He died in
Rome on 5 January 1681 and was buried in the basilica of
Santa Maria della Vittoria.
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