Angelo Maria Durini, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Angelo Maria Durini

Catholic cardinal

Date of Birth: 29-May-1725

Place of Birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 28-Apr-1796

Profession: diplomat, Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Angelo Maria Durini

  • Angelo Maria Durini (29 May 1725 – 28 April 1796) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman-Catholic Church. Durini was born in Milan.
  • After studying in Rome and receiving the grade of a doctor, he worked in the papal nunciature in Paris.
  • He was part of the Roman Curia and nuncio in Poland.
  • From 1774 to 1776 Durini lived in Avignon.
  • On 20 May 1776 Pope Pius VI made him Cardinal. As Cardinal Durini was an important patron of the arts, his villa Balbianello on lake Como became a frequent venue for the most exclusive intellectual and social gatherings of the time. On one famous occasion, the Cardinal served the first coffee in Italy, which was called "thé nero francese" (French black tea). He died in his villa on Lake Como (the Villa Balbianello) in 1796.
  • The villa passed to his nephew, Luigi Porro Lambertenghi.

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