Federico Caccia was the son of a noble family originally from Novara . His father Camillo held a number of political and social offices in Milan. Federico himself studied in Pavia and became a doctor of both rights in 1662 . In 1667 the college of lawyers in his hometown sent him to Rome, where Caccia worked as a consistory attorney under Pope Clement X (1670–1676). His successor Innocent XI. appointed him auditor of the Roman Rota in 1682 and later his almsman.
In January 1693 Pope Innocent XII appointed him . Titular Archbishop of Laodicea in Phrygia and Apostolic Nuncio in the Kingdom of Spain. The episcopal ordination received Federico Caccia on January 4, 1693, two days later the appeal was followed by the Pontifical throne wizard . On April 11, 1693 he was appointed Archbishop of Milan; the appointment to the nuncio is considered to be Caccia's preparation for the exercise of this office. However, he remained in Spain until he was on December 12, 1695 by Innocent XII. was accepted into the college of cardinals . In the following year the Pope assigned him the titular church of Santa Pudenziana . Cardinal Caccia became a member of the Congregation for Bishops and Religious and the Congregation “De Propaganda Fide” . After moving to Milan in December 1696, he only had two years left to exercise his office, which he used in particular for the construction of new religious buildings. Biographers and later historians also highlight Caccia's commitment to poor relief.
Federico Caccia died in January 1699 and was buried in Milan Cathedral . He left all his fortune to the poor.
- Vittor Ivo Comparato: CACCIA, Federico. In: Alberto M. Ghisalberti (Ed.): Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (DBI). Volume 15: Buffoli-Caccianemici. Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome 1972.
- Caccia, Federico. In: Salvador Miranda : The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. ( Florida International University website), accessed June 12, 2018.
Archbishop of Milan
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian clergyman, archbishop of Milan and cardinal|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 10, 1635|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Milan|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 14, 1699|
|Place of death||Milan|