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Alberoni, Giulio

Born: 1664 AD
Died: 1752 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Cardinal, Politician


1664 - Alberoni was born in Piacenza, Italy on May 30, 1664.


1674 - Became the bellringer and verger in the Cathedral of Piacenza.


1706 - He accompanied the Duke of Parma to Paris.


1711 - Became Secretary of Vendome in Spain.


1713 - Appointed Consul for Parma at Philip's Court.


1714 - Arranged a marriage between King Philip V and Elisabetta Farnese, daughter of the Duke of Parma. After the marriage, he became Duke and Grandee of Spain and was appointed Bishop of Malaga.


1715 - Became Prime Minister of Spain.


1717 - Appointed Cardinal by Pope Clement XI. As Cardinal, he reduced the powers of the grandees in royal councils, abolished internal custom-houses.


1719 - After implementing his decrees, Spain was in turmoil. On December 5, 1719, he was ordered to leave Spain.


1730 - Clement XII appointed Alberoni as administrator of the hospital of San Lazzaro at Piacenza.


1739 - Clement XII appointed Alberoni as legate of Ravenna where he erected the Porta Alberoni.


1752 - Died on June 26, 1752.


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