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Alessandro Mattei (1744–1820) was an Italian Cardinal, and a significant figure in papal diplomacy of the Napoleonic period. He was from the Roman aristocratic House of Mattei.

He became Archbishop of Ferrara in 1777, and was created cardinal in 1779.

He became Bishop of Palestrina in 1800, Bishop of Porto-Santa Rufina in 1809, and Bishop of Ostia in 1814.[1] From 1817 to his death he was archpriest of St Peter's Basilica.


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Preceded by
Leonardo Antonelli
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
Succeeded by
Aurelio Roverella
Preceded by
Luigi Valenti Gonzaga
Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Maria Doria Pamphilj
Preceded by
Leonardo Antonelli
Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia
Succeeded by
Giulio Maria della Somaglia
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