Edward Henry Howard

His Eminence
Edward Henry Cardinal Howard
Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati
See Frascati
Appointed 24 March 1884
Term ended 16 September 1892
Predecessor Filippo Maria Guidi
Successor Tommaso Maria Zigliara
Other posts Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica
Ordination 8 December 1854
Consecration 30 June 1872
by Carlo Sacconi
Created Cardinal 12 March 1877
by Pope Pius IX
Rank Cardinal-Bishop
Personal details
Born (1829-02-13)13 February 1829
Hainton, Nottingham, England
Died 16 September 1892(1892-09-16) (aged 63)
Hatch Beauchamp, Brighton, Sussex, England
Buried Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Parents Edward Giles Howard and Frances Anne Heneage
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Edward Henry Howard (13 February, 1829 16 September, 1892) was an English Catholic priest and archbishop, who was made a cardinal in 1877.[1][2]

He was a relative of the Dukes of Norfolk.

He was the son of Edward Charles Howard of Glossop, and received his primary education at Oscott. After a short stint of service as an officer with the Life Guards (British Army), he resigned his commission to study for the priesthood at the Academy of Ecclesiastical Nobles in Rome, and was ordained a priest in 1855. He served as a missionary in Goa, India. After his return to Rome, he continued to work with Englishmen who wished to convert from Anglicanism to the Catholic Church. He was made Archbishop of Neocaesaria in partibus and assistant bishop to the Cardinal Bishop of Frascati in June 1871.

He was promoted to Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo on 12 March 1877 and appointed Protector of the English College at Rome, an institution to which he later left his valuable library. For about a year, he was papal envoy to Goa, India, to negotiate between the British and the Portuguese authorities the settlement of the problems concerning the ecclesiastical government of the Province of Goa. He wanted to become a missionary in the East but the Pope Pius IX insisted that he stay in Rome. He served in pastoral ministry in Rome as confessor of the poor and the soldiers. In December 1881 he became Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica. On 24 March 1884 he became Cardinal-Bishop of the suburbicarian diocese of Frascati.

In failing health, he retired to Brighton shortly before his death, which occurred on 16 September 1892. He is buried at the Fitzalan Chapel in Arundel, West Sussex.



  1. Miranda, Salvador. "Edward Henry Howard". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  2. "Edward Henry Cardinal Howard". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  3. The Royal Tourist—Kalakaua's Letters Home from Tokio to London. Editor: Richard A. Greer. Date: 10 March 1881

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Pompeo Aldrovandi
Titular Archbishop of Neocaesarea in Ponto
1872 – 1877
Succeeded by
Gaetano Aloisi Masella
Preceded by
Mariano Barrio Fernández
Cardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e Paolo
1877 – 1884
Succeeded by
Placido Maria Schiaffino
Preceded by
Jean Baptiste François Pitra
Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati
1884 – 1892
Succeeded by
Tommaso Maria Zigliara
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