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Paolo Cardinal Polidori †
Church positions
See Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Council
Title Titular Archbishop of Tarsus; Cardinal priest of Sant'Eusebio
Period in office September 15, 1841 — April 23, 1847
Successor Pietro Cardinal Ostini
Previous post Prefect of the Sacred Congregationn of the Religious Discipline
Created cardinal June 23, 1834
Date of birth January 4, 1778(1778-01-04)
Place of birth Jesi, Marche, Italy
Date of death April 23, 1847 (aged 69)
Place of death Rome, Italy

Paolo Polidori (January 4, 1778 — April 23, 1847) was an Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal.

Born in Jesi, Marche, he studied in the seminary of Perugia.


He was ordained priest in 1800 and became vicar general of Viterbo and later of the suburbicarian diocese of Ostia. Arrested and exiled until 1814 during the French occupation of Rome and then continued his eclessiastical career in the Roman Curia and became Secretary of Sacred Congregation of the Council and also was appointed Secretary of the conclaves of 1829 and 1830-1831.

Polidori was created cardinal priest in the consistory of June 23, 1834 by Pope Gregory XVI with the title of Sant'Eusebio. He was made Prefect of the Sacred Congregationn of the Religious Discipline on November 21, 1834. Opted for the title of Santa Prassede on July 12, 1841 after suppressing the Sant'Eusebio title in 1839. Appointed Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Council on September 15, 1841 until his death.

Cardinal Polidori was elected titular archbishop of Tarsus on January 22, 1844. He participated in the Papal conclave, 1846.

Polidori died on April 23, 1847 in Rome and buried in the Sant'Ignazio church, according to his will.

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