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Antonio Barberini Cardinal (1607 - 1671)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Created Cardinal in 1627; bishop, 1655. Commander of the papal army. In 1633 settled with his brother Cardinal Francesco in Palazzo Barberini, founded Teatro Barberini. Patron of artists and writers; book-collector; poet. Nephew of Pope Urban VIII (1568-1644) and Cardinal Antonio Barberini senior (1569-1646); brother of Cardinal Francesco Barberini (1597-1679).


Born: 1607

Died: 1671

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