Alessandro di Sangro

Most Reverend

Alessandro di Sangro
Archbishop of Benevento
Titular Patriarch of Alexandria
ChurchCatholic Church
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Benevento
In office1616–1633
PredecessorPompeio Arrigoni
SuccessorAgostino Oreggi
Ordination8 August 1604
by Leonard Abel
Consecration10 August 1604
by Camillo Borghese
Personal details
Died18 February 1633
Benevento, Italy

Alessandro di Sangro (died 18 February 1633) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Benevento (1616–1633) and Titular Patriarch of Alexandria (1604–1633)[1]


On 2 August 1604, Alessandro di Sangro was appointed during the papacy of Pope Clement VIII as Titular Patriarch of Alexandria and ordained a priest on 8 August 1604 by Leonard Abel, Titular Bishop of Sidon.[1] On 10 August 1604, he was consecrated bishop by Camillo Borghese, Cardinal-Priest of San Crisogono, with Fabio Biondi (bishop), Titular Patriarch of Jerusalem, and Giuseppe Ferrerio, Archbishop of Urbino, serving as co-consecrators.[1] On 2 May 1616, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Paul V as Archbishop of Benevento.[1] On 2 Apr 1621, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Gregory XV as Apostolic Nuncio to Spain, position he held until 23 Jun 1622.[1] He served as Archbishop of Benevento until his death on 18 February 1633.[1]

Episcopal succession[edit]

While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Patriarch Alessandro di Sangro" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Séraphin Olivier-Razali
Titular Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by
Honoratus Caetani
Preceded by
Pompeio Arrigoni
Archbishop of Benevento
Succeeded by
Agostino Oreggi
Preceded by
Francesco Cennini de' Salamandri
Apostolic Nuncio to Spain
Succeeded by
Innocenzo Massimi