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Ranuccio Farnese (Cardinal)
Ranuccio Farnese (1530-1565) was Cardinal of Santa Lucia in Messina, Sicily from 1545 to his death in 1565. As a 12-year-old, he was made prior of the Knights of Malta's important property San Giovanni dei Forlani in Venice. Son of Pier Luigi Farnese, the illegitimate son of Pope Paul III, Farnese was created Cardinal at the age of 15 by his grandfather the pope. He was also administrator of the archdiocese of Naples, and was granted several bishoprics. Farnese was patron to Frederico Commandino , an important translator of ancient Greek mathematical works.
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