Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
who, as Paul III from 1534 to 1549, was the great patriarch of the illustrious family and is remembered as one of the Renaissance's greatest popes.
Villa Farnese, for instance, was built in the second half of the 16th centuryAuthe denouement of the Italian High RenaissanceAuby Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
, a grandson of Pope Paul III, who granted the young man lucrative bishoprics all over France and Italy.
After Clement's death in 1534 Alessandro Farnese
was elected Paul III.
Entries held during the reign of Henry II are likewise central to Richard Cooper's essay, but rather than examine royal entries, Cooper turns his attention to the two entries staged for the papal legate Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
Ercole Gonzaga was an intriguing man, a resident bishop who insisted on the maintenance of moral standards by his clergy yet was the father of at least four children, a pluralist and trader in benefices yet a reformer and a "good Catholic" who was a political enemy of Pope Paul III and his grandson Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
A second essay describes the tension between the Jesuits and Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
(the imperious patron of Gesu--the Jesuit's most important church in Rome).
had become pope in 1534 at the age of sixty-six.
Their love child, Alessandro Farnese
, is now a priest.
Integrating religio-politics (Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
and Marie de Medicis) and other spheres (including melancholia); finally, the myth legacy arrives at the nascent age of science in the early Seicento when some begin to hope that astrology will finally bow to astronomy and myth to history.
In 1560 Zuccaro was granted the most important commission of his career, the decoration of the enormous villa that Alessandro Farnese
was building in Caprarola.
Hudon details the work of Cervini during the various phases of his career: his education in humanist studies, his service as tutor then secretary to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
, grandson of Pope Paul III, his missions to the imperial court and to France, his work as legate to the Council of Trent, his administration of the dioceses of Nicastro, Reggio Emilia, and Gubbio, and his service as a director of the Roman Inquisition.
In the final life, which is on his own career, Vasari writes that the idea to commence the Lives originated at a dinner hosted by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
at the Palazzo Farnese in Rome in the mid-1540s.