Giuseppe Gamba

Giuseppe Gamba (25 April 1857 26 December 1929) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and an Archbishop of Turin.

Giuseppe Gamba
Cardinal, Archbishop of Turin
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed20 December 1923
Term ended26 December 1929
PredecessorAgostino Richelmy
SuccessorMaurilio Fossati
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva (1926-29)
Ordination18 September 1880
by Carlo Savio
Consecration23 February 1902
by Giacinto Arcangeli
Created cardinal20 December 1926
by Pope Pius XI
Personal details
Birth nameGiuseppe Gamba
Born25 April 1857
San Damiano d'Asti, Asti, Kingdom of Piedmont
Died26 December 1929(1929-12-26) (aged 72)
Turin, Kingdom of Italy
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Alma materPontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare
MottoDirige in conspectus tuo viam meam
Styles of
Giuseppe Gamba
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal


Early life and ministry

Giuseppe Gamba was born in Asti, Italy and was educated at the local Seminary of Asti. He was ordained on 18 September 1880 and did pastoral work and served as the vicar general of the diocese of Asti from 1883 until 1901.


He was appointed as Bishop of Biella on 16 December 1901 by Pope Leo XIII. He was transferred to the see of Novara on 13 August 1906, where he remained until he was promoted to the metropolitan see of Turin on 20 December 1923.


He was created Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva by Pope Pius XI in the consistory of 20 December 1926. He died in 1929 after being a cardinal for only three years.

See also


    Catholic Church titles
    Preceded by
    Agostino Richelmy
    Archbishop of Turin
    20 December 192326 December 1929
    Succeeded by
    Maurilio Fossati

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