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The papal conclave from December 20, 1669 to April 29, 1670 elected Cardinal Emilio Altieri as Pope Clement X.

Cardinal electors

Elector Nationality Order Title Elevated Elevator Notes
Francesco Barberini Florentine Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Ostia e Velletri 1623, October 2 Urban VIII Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal-nephew
Marzio Ginetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina 1626, January 19 Urban VIII Sub-Dean of the College of Cardinals; Left March 30
Antonio Barberini, iuniore Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Palestrina 1627, August 30 Urban VIII Cardinal-nephew; Left February 3; Returned March 17; Left March 28
Francesco Maria Brancaccio Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Frascati 1633, November 28 Urban VIII
Ulderico Carpegna Roman Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Albano 1633, November 28 Urban VIII
Giulio Gabrielli Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Sabina 1641, December 16 Urban VIII
Virginio Orsini 1641, December 16 Urban VIII Absent January 24 to January 27; Left February 27
Rinaldo d'Este 1641, December 16 Urban VIII Future Duke of Modena and Reggio
Cesare Facchinetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Spoleto 1643, July 13 Urban VIII
Carlo Rosetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Faenza 1643, July 13 Urban VIII
Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi 1645, March 6 Innocent X Left March 18
Federico Sforza 1645, March 6 Innocent X
Benedetto Odescalchi 1645, March 6 Innocent X Vetoed by France; Future Pope Innocent XI
Alderano Cybo Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Iesi 1645, March 6 Innocent X
Lorenzo Raggi 1647, October 7 Innocent X Left January 7
Jean-François-Paul de Gondi de Retz 1652, February 19 Innocent X Arrived January 16 (entered January 18
Luigi Omodei 1652, February 19 Innocent X
Pietro Vito Ottoboni 1652, February 19 Innocent X Future Alexander VIII
Marcello Publicola Santacroce Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Tivoli 1652, February 19 Innocent X Left February 7; Returned February 16
Friedrich von Hessen-Darmstadt, O.S.Io.Hieros 1652, February 19 Innocent X Arrived December 21
Lorenzo Imperiali 1652, February 19 Innocent X Left January 7; Returned January 30
Giberto Borromeo 1652, February 19 Innocent X Arrived December 26
Giovanni Battista Spada 1654, March 2 Innocent X Left February 3
Francesco Albizzi 1654, March 2 Innocent X
Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona, iuniore 1654, March 2 Innocent X Left February 27
Carlo Pio di Savoia 1654, March 2 Innocent X
Carlo Gualterio 1654, March 2 Innocent X Cardinal-nephew
Flavio Chigi, seniore Roman 1657, April 9 Alexander VII Cardinal-nephew
Girolamo Buonvisi Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Lucca 1657, April 9 Alexander VII
Scipione Pannocchieschi d'Elci Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Pisa 1657, April 9 Alexander VII Arrived December 28; Left [March 24]]; Died April 13, 1670
Antonio Bichi Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Osimo 1657, April 9 Alexander VII Cardinal-nephew
Pietro Vidoni 1660, April 5 Alexander VII Possibly vetoed by Spain,[1] but this is disputed.[2]
Girolamo Boncompagni Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Bologna 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Celio Piccolomini 1664, January 14 Alexander VII Left January 28; Returned February 23
Carlo Bonelli 1664, January 14 Alexander VII Left February 23; Returned March 16
Carlo Carafa della Spina 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Alfonso Litta Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Milan 1664, January 14 Alexander VII Arrived December 30
Neri Corsini, seniore 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri degli Albertoni 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Cesare Rasponi 1664, January 14 Alexander VII Legate in Urbino
Giannicolò Conti di Poli Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Ancona 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Giacomo Filippo Nini 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Carlo Roberti 1666, February 15 Alexander VII Legate in Romandiola
Giulio Spinola 1666, February 15 Alexander VII
Vitaliano Visconti 1666, February 15 Alexander VII
Innico Caracciolo d'Airola Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Naples 1666, February 15 Alexander VII Arrived December 22
Giovanni Delfino 1667, March 7 Alexander VII
Giacomo Rospigliosi 1667, December 12 Clement IX Cardinal-nephew; Legate in Avignon
Emmanuel Théodose de la Tour d'Auvergne de Bouillon French 1669, August 5 Clement IX Arrived January 16 (entered January 20)
Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero Spanish 1669, August 5 Clement IX Arrived April 19; Entered April 23
Francesco Nerli, seniore Florentine 1669, November 29 Clement IX
Emilio Altieri 1669, November 29 Clement IX Elected Pope Clement X
Carlo Cerri 1669, November 29 Clement IX
Lazaro Pallavicino 1669, November 29 Clement IX Left February 22; Returned March 15
Giovanni Bona, O.Cist 1669, November 29 Clement IX
Francesco Maidalchini 1647, October 7 Innocent X Cardinal-nephew
Carlo Barberini 1653, June 23 Innocent X
Decio Azzolino, iuniore 1654, March 2 Innocent X
Giacomo Franzoni Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Camerino 1658, April 29 Alexander VII
Francesco Maria Mancini 1660, April 5 Alexander VII
Angelo Celsi 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Paolo Savelli 1664, January 14 Alexander VII
Leopoldo de' Medici Florentine 1667, December 12 Clement IX
Sigismondo Chigi 1667, December 12 Clement IX
Niccolò Acciaioli Florentine 1669, November 29 Clement IX
Bonaccorso Bonaccorsi 1669, November 29 Clement IX Left March 27

Absentee cardinals

Elector Nationality Order Title Elevated Elevator Notes
Girolamo Grimaldi Cardinal-bishop Archbishop of Aix, France 1643, July 13 Urban VIII
Gregorio Giovanni Gasparo Barbarigo Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Padua 1660, April 5 Alexander VII
Pascual de Aragón-Córdoba-Cardona y Fernández de Córdoba 1660, April 5 Alexander VII
Luis Guillermo de Moncada de Aragón Luna de Peralta y de la Cerda 1667, March 7 Alexander VII Duke of Bivona

Notes

  1. Zizola, Giancarlo. 1993. Il conclave. Storia e segreti. L'elezione papale da San Pietro a Giovanni Paolo II. Rome: Newton. p. 124.
  2. Baumgartner, Frederic. 2003. Behind locked doors. A history of the papal elections. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 160.


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