Saint Gregory Barbarigo

statue of Saint Gregorio Barbarigo by Giovanni Marchiori, date unknown; church of San Rocco, Venice, Italy; photographed on 1 November 2016 by Didier Descouens; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Gregory Bardardico
  • Gregorio Barbarigo
  • Gregorio Giovanni Gasparo Barbarigo
  • Gregory Lewis Barbadigo



Son of a Venetian senator. Educated at the University of Padua. Civil and canon lawyer. Worked on the negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years’ War on 24 October 1648; one of his co-workers was archbishop Fabio Chigi, the future Pope Alexander VII. Ordained on 21 December 1655. Domestic prelate to Pope Alexander VII. Referendary of the Tribunals of the Apostolic Signature of Justice and of Grace. Bishop of Bergamo, Italy on 9 July 1657. Created cardinal on 5 April 1660. Bishop of Padua, Italy on 24 March 1664. Part of the conclave of 1667 that chose Pope Clement IX. Part of the conclave of 1676 that chose Blessed Pope Innocent XI. Supervised Catholic teaching in Rome, Italy for three years. Part of the conclave of 1689 that chose Pope Alexander VIII. Part of the conclave of 1691 that chose Pope Innocent XII. Noted as a distinguished churchman and leading citizen whose charities were on a princely scale. Worked for unity of the Latin and Orthodox Churches.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gregory Barbarigo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 September 2021. Web. 29 November 2021. <>