Francesco Battaglini

Francesco Battaglini
Archbishop of Bologna
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed3 July 1882
Installed14 September 1882
Term ended8 July 1892
PredecessorLucido Maria Parocchi
SuccessorSerafino Vannutelli
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Bernardo alle Terme (1885-92)
Ordination20 September 1845
by Carlo Oppizzoni
Consecration9 March 1879
by Raffaele Monaco La Valletta
Created cardinal27 July 1885
by Pope Leo XIII
Personal details
Birth nameFrancesco Battaglini
Born13 March 1823
Mirabello, Papal States
Died8 July 1892(1892-07-08) (aged 69)
Villa Guastavillani, Barbiano, Kingdom of Italy
Previous postBishop of Rimini (1879-82)
Coat of armsFrancesco Battaglini's coat of arms
Styles of
Francesco Battaglini
Coat of arms of Francesco Battaglini.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Francesco Battaglini (13 March 1823 – 8 July 1892) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Bologna.

He was born in the Archdiocese of Bologna and received the sacrament of confirmation on 7 October 1827. He was educated at the University of Bologna where he earned his doctorate in theology in 1848. He was ordained to the priesthood on 20 September 1845. After his doctorate he was a professor of philosophy and theology at the Seminary of Bologna, until 1878.


Pope Leo XIII appointed him Bishop of Rimini in February 1879. He remained in the see of Rimini until he was appointed to the metropolitan see of Bologna on 3 July 1882. Like most Archbishops of Bologna he was created Cardinal-Priest of San Bernardo alle Terme in the consistory of 27 July 1885.

Death and burial

He died in 1892 and was buried, temporarily, in the chapel of the Carthusian monastery of Bologna. His body was transferred to the Bentivoglio Chapel, in October 1893. He was again transferred to a new tomb in the parish church of Mirabello, February 2000; the tomb was blessed by Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, Archbishop of Bologna, in 2000.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Lucido Maria Parocchi
Archbishop of Bologna
3 July 1882–8 July 1892
Succeeded by
Serafino Vannutelli

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