Aldobrandini, Giovanni, an Italian cardinal, was born about 1525. He was the son of a jurist; was first auditor of the tribunal, then bishop of Imola, and finally, in 1570, he received the purple at the hand of Pius V. He was employed in different missions among the various sovereigns in order to form a league against the Turks. He died at Rome in 1573, and was interred in the church of St. Mary, where a marble statue has been erected. See Hoefer Nouv. Biog. Generate, s.v.