Colonna, Pompeo an Italian prelate, was at first bishop of Rieti. Turbulent and passionate, he gave himself up to his fondness for arms: and took an active. part in all the revolutions of the Roman court, but was nevertheless a patron of literature. He had the legateship of the March of Ancona, the bishopric of Aversa, the archbishopric of Montereale, and was viceroy of Naples. He died at Naples; June 28, 1532, leaving De Laudibus Mulierum, a poem, in MS. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.