Domenico Carafa della Spina di Traetto
|Archbishop Emeritus of Benevento|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||22 July 1844|
|Term ended||12 May 1879|
|Predecessor||Giovanni Battista Bussi|
|Successor||Camillo Siciliano di Rende|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina (1879)|
|Ordination||30 May 1841|
|Consecration||11 August 1844|
by Vincenzo Macchi
|Created cardinal||22 July 1844|
by Pope Gregory XVI
|Birth name||Domenico Carafa della Spina di Traetto|
|Born||12 July 1805|
Naples, Kingdom of Naples
|Died||17 June 1879 (aged 73)|
Naples, Kingdom of Italy
|Parents||Francesco Carafa della Spina|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastical Nobles|
Carafa was born in Naples, Italy on 12 July 1805. He was the son of Palatine Prince and Count Francesco Carafa della Spina, 3rd duke of Traetto, and Paola Orsini, of the princes of Solofra and the dukes of Gravina.
He was educated at the Collegio Nazareno in Rome (1817 to 1823) and at the Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastical Nobles in Rome (1823). He also received a doctorate in utroque iuris, both civil and canon law on 22 July 1826.
Carafa was ordained as a priest at age 35 on 30 May 1841.
Carafa was expelled from Benevento in 1860 after its annexation to the Italian kingdom.
Carafa was appointed Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals between 1864 and 1865.
On 12 May 1879, Carafa received his final assignment; appointment as Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina. He died the following month on 17 June 1879, though some biographies suggest he died the previous day on 16 June 1879.
He lay in state in the metropolitan cathedral of Naples and was buried, temporarily, in the chapel of the archconfraternity of the Bianchi dello Spirito Santo, in the new cemetery of that city.
On his death he was the last surviving cardinal elevated by Pope Gregory XVI.
|Catholic Church titles|
Niccola Clarelli Parracciani
| Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
Sisto Riario Sforza