Pope Urban VIII Barberini

Maffeo Barberini (1568 - 1644)

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Maffeo (Pope Urban VIII) Barberini
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Preceded by
Gregory XV
235th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
6 August 1623 – 29 July 1644
Succeeded by
Innocent X



Maffeo Barberini (b. Duchy of Florence; bp. 05 Apr 1568 - d. 29 Jul 1644 Rome, Papal States)


  • Famous patron of the arts: Caravagio, Bernini, Poussin, etc.
  • Ordained a priest in 1592
  • 1601: papal legate to the court of Henry IV of France.
  • Consecrated a bishop on 28 October 1604
  • 1604: Archbishop of Nazareth
  • 11 Sep 1606: Created a cardinal
  • 1606: Became Cardinal-Priest; co-ruled Bologna, Papal States.
  • 06 Aug 1623 - 29 Jul 1644: Pope Urban VIII


  • Elizabeth of Portugal
  • Andrew Corsini
  • Conrad of Piacenza

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Caravaggio: Portrait of Maffeo Barberini
Caravaggio: Portrait of Maffeo Barberini

Barberini Family Tree
Barberini Family Tree

Bernini: Tomb of Urban VIII Barberini
Bernini: Tomb of Urban VIII Barberini


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