Cardinal Odoardo Farnese (Biographical details)

Cardinal Odoardo Farnese (cleric/religious official; Italian; Male; 1573 - 1626)

Also known as

Farnese, Odoardo; Odoardo Farnese

Biography

Cardinal from 1591. Second son of Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma (q.v.) and Maria of Portugal, and great-nephew and heir of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (q.v), he was instructed by the antiquary Fulvio Orsini. Patron of the arts, particularly of the Carracci family.

Bibliography

Attwood, Philip, 'Italian medals c.1530-1600 in British Public Collections', Vol. 1, (London: 2003), p.427.