Conclave of May 1605
College of Cardinals
When Pope Leo XI. after a pontificate of only 17 days died, the college of cardinals numbered 67 cardinals.
The 61 cardinals attending the conclave were:
- Tolomeo Gallio , Cardinal Bishop of Ostia and Velletri , Cardinal Dean
- Domenico Pinelli seniore , Cardinal Bishop of Frascati
- François de Joyeuse , Archbishop of Rouen and Cardinal Bishop of Sabina
- Girolamo Bernerio OP , Cardinal Bishop of Albano
- Agostino Valier , Bishop of Verona
- Antonio Maria Gallo , Bishop of Osimo
- Benedetto Giustiniani , legate in the Marche
- Antonmaria Sauli
- Giovanni Evangelista Pallotta
- Federico Borromeo seniore , Archbishop of Milan
- Francesco Maria Bourbon del Monte
- Mariano Pierbenedetti
- Gregorio Petrocchini OESA
- Paolo Emilio Sfondrati
- Ottavio Paravicini
- Ottavio d'Aquaviva d'Aragona seniore
- Flaminio Piatti
- Pietro Aldobrandini
- Francesco Maria Tarugi Orat , Archbishop of Siena
- Ottavio Bandini , Archbishop of Fermo
- Anne d'Escars de Givry OSB , Bishop of Lisieux
- Giovanni Francesco Biandrate di San Giorgio Aldobrandini , Bishop of Acqui
- Camillo Borghese
- Cesare Baronio Orat.
- Lorenzo Bianchetti
- Francisco de Ávila
- Francesco Mantica
- Pompeio Arrigoni
- Bonifazio Bevilacqua Aldobrandini , Bishop of Cervia , legate in Perugia and Umbria
- Alfonso Visconti , Archbishop of Spoleto
- Domenico Toschi , Bishop of Tivoli
- Paolo Emilio Zacchia
- Franz Seraph von Dietrichstein , Archbishop of Olomouc
- Roberto Bellarmino SJ
- François d'Escoubleau de Sourdis
- Séraphin Olivier-Razali
- Domenico Ginnasi , Archbishop of Manfredonia
- Antonio Zapata y Cisneros
- Filippo Spinelli , Bishop of Policastro
- Carlo Conti , Bishop of Ancona
- Carlo Gaudenzio Madruzzo , Bishop of Trento
- Jacques-Davy Duperron , Bishop of Évreux
- Innocenzo del Bufalo-Cancellieri , Bishop of Camerino
- Giovanni Delfino
- Giacomo Sannesio
- Erminio Valenti
- Girolamo Pamphilj
- Ferdinando Taverna
- Anselmo Marzato OFMCap
- Francesco Sforza
- Alessandro Damasceni Peretti
- Odoardo Farnese
- Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti de Nuce iuniore
- Cinzio Passeri Aldobrandini
- Bartolomeo Cesi
- Andrea Baroni Peretti Montalto
- Alessandro d'Este
- Giovanni Battista Deti
- Silvestro Aldobrandini O.S.Io.Hieros.
- Giovanni Doria
- Carlo Emmanuele Pio seniore
Cardinals not participating in the conclave
The following six cardinals could not participate in the conclave:
- Ascanio Colonna
- Pierre de Gondi
- Charles de Lorraine-Vaudémont , Bishop of Metz
- Fernando Niño de Guevara , Archbishop of Seville
- Bernardo de Sandoval y Rojas , Archbishop of Toledo
- Bernard Maciejowski , Bishop of Kraków
The cardinals present in the conclave were elevated to cardinalate by the following popes:
- 40 cardinals from Pope Clement VIII
- 1 cardinal of Pope Innocent IX.
- 4 cardinals of Pope Gregory XIV.
- 12 cardinals of Pope Sixtus V.
- 3 cardinals of Pope Gregory XIII.
- 1 cardinal of Pope Pius IV.
Notes on the Cardinals
- Was elected Pope and took the name Paul V.
Only five weeks had passed since the conclave of March 1605 when the College of Cardinals again voted on May 8, 1605 . On the same day as Pope Leo XI. Cardinal Girolamo Agucci had also died, so that when the conclave closed the Holy College consisted of 67 cardinals, 61 of whom attended the conclave. The sick cardinals Zacchia and Madruzzo did not move into the Cappella Paolina , but stayed in their cells.
With his behavior in the previous conclave, Cardinal Aldobrandini had won more opponents than supporters for a candidacy. The Spaniards nominated Cardinal Sauli. In the first days of the conclave, a group of cardinals tried to push through the candidacy of the highly respected Cardinal Bellarmino SJ, which, however, provoked his own opposition.
After several candidacies failed, Cardinal Aldobrandini tried to have the former military Cardinal Toschi elected by acclamation, which led to a tumult. Toschi was considered by most cardinals to be unsuitable because of his rough manners and his coarse language.
On May 16, the cardinals finally agreed on Camillo Borghese, who was elected by open vote that evening. The 52-year-old took the Pope's name Paul V. The enthronement of the new Pope took place on May 29, 1605 and ended a 32-day sedis vacancy .
- Conclave of May 8 to 29, 1605. In: Salvador Miranda : The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. ( Florida International University website), accessed May 12, 2017.
- Entry for Conclave May 1605 on catholic-hierarchy.org , viewed May 12, 2017
- Conclave of May 8-16, 1605 on the election of Pope Paul V. In: Vaticanhistory. February 12, 2006, accessed May 12, 2017 .