Guadagni, Bernardo Gaetano

Guadagni, Bernardo Gaetano (or John Anthony of St. Bernard), an Italian prelate, was born at Florence, September 14, 1674, being the son of Maria Magdalena Corsini, sister of pope Clement XII. He joined the barefooted Carmelites, at the convent of Arezzo, November 11, 1700. He had been successively teacher of the novices, and several times prior and provincial of Florence, and was, on December 20, 1724, appointed by pope Benedict XIII to the bishopric of Arezzo, and received from the hands of Clement XII the pallium on November 26, 1730. In 1731 he was made cardinal, with the title of St. Martin del Monte. In 1732 he became vicar-general of Rome, which office he maintained until his death, after 1733. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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