Cardinal electors for the 1914 papal conclave

Of the 65 cardinals eligible to participate, 57 served as cardinal electors in the 1914 papal conclave. Arranged by region and within each alphabetically. Eight did not participate in the conclave. William Henry O'Connell and James Gibbons arrived too late from the United States,[1] as did Louis-Nazaire Bégin from Quebec. Sebastiano Martinelli, Franziskus von Sales Bauer, Kolos Ferenc Vaszary, Giuseppe Prisco, and François-Virgile Dubillard were too ill or too frail.[2]

Location of Cardinal Electors
Country Number of Electors
Italy 31
France 6
Spain 5
Austria-Hungary 4
German Empire, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 2
Belgium, Brazil, Netherlands, United States 1

Roman Curia

  1. Antonio Agliardi, Apostolic Chancellor
  2. Ottavio Cagiano de Azevedo, Prefect of Religious
  3. Domenico Ferrata, Secretary of Holy Office
  4. Pietro Gasparri, Camerlengo of the College of Cardinals
  5. Francis Aidan Gasquet, OSB, President of Pontifical Commission for the Revision and Emendation of the Vulgate
  6. Filippo Giustini, Secretary of Discipline of the Sacraments
  7. Girolamo Maria Gotti, OCD, Prefect of Propagation of the Faith
  8. Gaetano de Lai, Secretary of Consistorial
  9. Michele Lega, Counselor of Holy Office
  10. Benedetto Lorenzelli, Prefect of Studies
  11. Rafael Merry del Val, Vatican Secretary of State
  12. Francesco di Paola Cassetta, Prefect of Council
  13. Angelo Di Pietro, Apostolic Datary
  14. Aristide Rinaldini, Camerlengo emeritus of the College of Cardinals
  15. Willem van Rossum, CSSR, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission
  16. Francesco Salesio Della Volpe, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
  17. Domenico Serafini, OSB, Assessor of Holy Office
  18. Scipione Tecchi, Assessor of Consistorial, Secretary of College of Cardinals
  19. Serafino Vannutelli, Dean of the College of Cardinals
  20. Vincenzo Vannutelli, Prefect of Apostolic Signatura



  1. Bartolomeo Bacilieri, Bishop of Verona
  2. Gaetano Bisleti, Grand Prior of the Sovereign Order of Malta
  3. Giulio Boschi, Archbishop of Ferrara
  4. Aristide Cavallari, Patriarch of Venice
  5. Giacomo della Chiesa, Archbishop of Bologna (was elected Pope and chose the name Benedict XV)
  6. Diomede Falconio, OFM, Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri
  7. Andrea Carlo Ferrari, Archbishop of Milan
  8. Giuseppe Francica-Nava di Bontifé, Archbishop of Catania
  9. Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, Nuncio emeritus to Austria-Hungary
  10. Alessandro Lualdi, Archbishop of Palermo
  11. Pietro Maffi, Archbishop of Pisa
  12. Basilio Pompili, Vicar General of Rome
  13. Agostino Richelmy, Archbishop of Turin
  14. Antonio Vico, Nuncio to Spain


  1. Léon-Adolphe Amette, Archbishop of Paris
  2. Pierre Andrieu, Archbishop of Bordeaux
  3. Louis Billot, SJ
  4. Louis Luçon, Archbishop of Reims
  5. François de Rovérié de Cabrières, Bishop of Montpellier
  6. Hector Sévin, Archbishop of Lyon


  1. Enrique Almaraz y Santos, Archbishop of Seville
  2. José Cos y Macho, Archbishop of Valladolid
  3. Victoriano Guisasola y Menendez, Archbishop of Toledo
  4. José María Martín de Herrera y de la Iglesia, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela


  1. János Csernoch, Archbishop of Esztergom
  2. Károly Hornig, Bishop of Veszprém
  3. Friedrich Gustav Piffl, CCRSA, Archbishop of Vienna
  4. Lev Skrbenský z Hříště, Archbishop of Prague

German Empire

  1. Franziskus von Bettinger, Archbishop of Münich und Freising
  2. Felix von Hartmann, Archbishop of Cologne


  1. José Sebastião d'Almeida Neto, OFM, Patriarch emeritus of Lisbon
  2. António Mendes Bello, Patriarch of Lisbon

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

  1. Francis Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster
  2. Michael Logue, Archbishop of Armagh


  1. Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Archbishop of Mechelen

North America

United States

  1. John Murphy Farley, Archbishop of New York

South America


  1. Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti, Archbishop of São Sebastião de Rio de Janeiro


  1. Chadwick, Owen (1998). A History of the Popes, 1830-1914. Ocford University Press. p. 336. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. Burkle-Young, Francis A. (2000). Papal Elections in the Age of Transition, 1878-1922. Lexington Books. p. 103. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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