Conclave 1621

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The 1621 conclave was convened in Rome on January 28, 1621 after the death of Pope Paul V. It took place on February 8th and 9th in the Apostolic Palace . Cardinal Alessandro Ludovisi, who welcomed Gregory XV. called, was elected Pope. As Cardinal Protodiacon Andrea Baroni Peretti Montalto announced the election.

The conclave

55 cardinals were present in the conclave to vote. With 19 cardinals, most of the cardinals were absent.

The college of cardinals was divided into three groups. The smallest was that of Cardinal Montalto with six votes, the middle party was that of Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini , who died just one day after the election in Rome, with around 13 votes and the largest faction was that of Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese , who had 29 votes.

At the suggestion of the Chamberlain of the Holy Cardinal College, Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, the election took place by acclamation . But this was the last time. All other papal elections took place by vote.

Participating cardinals

The following 51 cardinals take part in the conclave:

Cardinals not participating

The following 19 cardinals did not take part in the conclave:

Alessandro Ludovisi chose the Pope's name Gregory XV, was crowned on February 14, 1621 in St. Peter's Basilica and on May 14, 1621, took possession of the cathedra of the Lateran Basilica .

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