Antonelli, Giovanni Carlo

Antonelli, Giovanni Carlo an Italian bishop, was born in 1690. He belonged to a noble family of Velletri. Having entered the priesthood, he gained the favor of Alexander Borgia, who made him apostolic prothonotary about 1723. He afterwards became general auditor of the nunciature in Saxony. Returning to Rome in 1730, he aspired to the episcopacy; but the intrigues which he witnessed caused him to retire to Velletri, where he still found enemies. Finally he became bishop of that place in 1752. He died in 1769. He wrote Epistola ad Polyarchum, on the occasion of a celebration given on the election of Clement XII. His other writings are unpublished. See .Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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