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Alfonso Gesualdo (1540-1603) was an Italian Cardinal, from 1561. He was from Naples.

He was archbishop of Conza in 1564, bishop of Albano in 1583, bishop of Frascati in 1587, bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina in 1589, bishop of Ostia in 1591, archbishop of Naples in 1596.

He was a patron of Sant'Andrea della Valle, in Rome, the mother church of the Theatine Order[1]. The composer Carlo Gesualdo was his nephew.


  1. Marcia B. Hall, Rome (2005), p. 303.

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