Gambara, Giovanni Francesco

Gambara, Giovanni Francesco an Italian prelate, nephew of Uberto, was born at Brescia, January 17, 1533. He was son of Giovanni Brunero II, count of Prato Albuino, who rendered, great service to the house of Austria, and distinguished himself among the Latin poets of his time. Giovanni, after having been educated at Perugia and Padua, was sent to the court of Charles V. He afterwards returned to Rome, performed various offices under Julius III and Pius IV, and was made cardinal in 1561. Pius V appointed him bishop of Viterbo. He died at Rome, May 5, 1587. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generate, s.v.

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