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Poncello served as vicar to the papal senator, King Robert of Naples, in 1314, and died earlier than 1328; his sons appear to have had an extremely shut courting with Cardinal Giovanni. A fourth brother, Jacopo (d. 1323), pursued a occupation within the Church. five a few dispensations tremendous consanguinitate, which Giovanni acquired as cardinal for numerous nieces and nephews, recommend that he had 4 or five sisters or half-sisters, all of whom married into well-known and extraordinary Roman homes. 6 it truly is demanding to assert for definite whilst Giovanni started his ecclesiastical occupation. His first benefice was once a canonry in Rheims, which he obtained someday ahead of 1308. 7 among 1308 and 1310 he was once on the college of Padua,8 the place he grew to become anything of a fixture three See Marc Dykmans, SJ, Le cérémonial papal de los angeles fin du Moyen Age à l. a. Renaissance, three vols. (Brussels/Rome, 1977–1983), 2, “De Rome en Avignon ou le cérémonial de Jacques Stefaneschi,” p. 29; additionally Finke, Acta Aragonensia 2, p. 739, #456. Guillemain too mistakenly identified Giovanni Orsini as a Gaetani (Le cour pontificale, p. 190). For the scholarly debate over Cardinal Giovanni Orsini’s connections to the Gaetani family members, see Angelo Mercati, Nell’Urbe dalla fine di Settembre 1337 al 21 Gennaio 1338 (Rome, 1945), pp. 8–9, n. eleven. four Lettres communes de Jean XXII, #881. five For Giovanni’s half-brothers see Dupré Theseider, Roma, pp. 263, 359, four hundred, 409–410, 423, 430, Tavola III; Savio, pp. ninety, 99–100. See additionally Franca Allegrezza, Organizzazione del potere e dinamiche familiari. Gli Orsini dal Duecento agli inizi del Quattrocento. Istituto Storico Italiano in step with il Medio Evo. Nuovi studi storici forty four (Rome, 1998), Tavola V. 6 See for instance Lettres communes de Jean XXII, #5525, #5525bis, #15060, #24517. 7 Regestum Clementis papae V, #2653. eight Ibid. , #2653 (8 March 1308), an indulgence, secured by means of the intercession of Cardinals Jacopo Stefaneschi and Francesco Gaetani, through which Giovanni used to be allowed cardinal giovanni gaetano orsini and his relations forty three on the courtroom of the then-bishop of Padua, Pagano della Torre. nine He studied letters, a classical curriculum more and more linked within the later 13th century with the research of rhetoric and, by means of extension, felony reports. 10 notwithstanding there isn't any proof that Giovanni ever engaged within the formal research of the legislation, he possessed a substantial wisdom of the field and retained an lively curiosity in it: the jurists Alberico da Rosate and Oldradus de Ponte either pointed out him as jurisperitus, and through his legation he commissioned the De potestate ecclesie of the Franciscan Francesco Toti of Perugia. eleven Giovanni’s wisdom of theology, in contrast, used to be minimum: he declined to participate within the discussions which led as much as the problem of the bull Cum inter nonnullos in 1323, mentioning his personal incompetence in theological issues. 12 by way of 1316 Giovanni used to be resident at Avignon as a familiaris of his first cousin, Cardinal Napoleone Orsini. thirteen Napoleone’s aid for the imperial reason was once strange one of the Orsini, notwithstanding on no account unprecedented,14 and didn't hinder an it appears hot courting among the 2 cousins.

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