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Francesco Piccolomini (Jesuit)

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Francesco Piccolomini (12 October, 1582, Siena (Italy) -17 June, 1651, (Rome)) was an Italian Jesuit, elected the 8th Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

After Vincenzo Caraffa, the 7th Superior General of the Order, died on 8 February, 1649, a General Congregation made of representatives of the various Jesuit provinces, met on 21 December of the same year and chose Piccolomini as his successor. He died after eighteen months in office.

Before his election as General he had been professor of philosophy at the Roman College; he died at the age of sixty-nine, having passed fifty-three years in the Society.

Preceded by
Vincenzo Caraffa
Superior General of the Society of Jesus
1649 – 1651
Succeeded by
Aloisius Gottifredi
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