Aldobrandini, Cinzio Passero

Aldobrandini, Cinzio Passero, an Italian cardinal, was son of a citizen of Sinigaglia and of a sister of Clement VIII. He took the name of his uncle, and was appointed cardinal in 1593 under the title of St. George. He was a great friend of Tasso, who dedicated to him his Jerusalemme Liberata. .

His brother PIETRO, twenty years younger, also cardinal, went as legate to France, and settled the difficulties existing between Henry IV and the duke of Savoy in 1601.

He had still another brother, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO, who served in a Turkish company under the emperor Ralph II, and died at Waradin in 1601.

His son SILVESTRO became cardinal, and his nephew, GIOVANNI GIORGO, prince of Rossano, in the kingdom of Naples. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generate, s.v.

 
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