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Ludovico Roncalli (Composer)

Born: 6th March 1654, Bergamo, Italy

Died: 25th August 1713, Bergamo, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Count Ludovico Giuseppe Antonio Filippo Roncalli, or simply Count Ludovico was an Italian composer.

Roncalli was born in Bergamo on 6 March 1654 and baptized at the church of San Pancrazio in the Città Alta in Bergamo on 8 June 1654. He was the younger son of Conte Giovanni Martino Roncalli (1626–1700) and brother of Francesco, Conte di Montorio (1645–1717). He was ordained to the priesthood and died in Bergamo on 25 August 1713. The Roncalli family still possess a portrait of him in clerical dress (Dell'Ara and Parimbelli 2004, 17).A note on the back of the painting reads "Comes Ludovicus Roncalius I.V.D. [Iuris Utriusque Doctor) et abbas, et suis legatis ad Sancta exercitia promovenda insignis largitur.

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