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Francesco Pisani (1494-1570) was an Italian Cardinal, from 1517.[1]

He was bishop of Padua in 1524, bishop of Narbonne in 1551, bishop of Albano in 1555, bishop of Frascati in 1557, bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina in 1562,and bishop of Ostia in 1564.

He was a patron of the arts. He commissioned a house in Montagnana, the Villa Pisani, from Andrea Palladio.[2] He also commissioned a Paolo Veronese altarpiece for Montagna cathedral in the same years, the early 1550s[3].

Notes

  1. Consistory - 1517 [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  2. [http://www.cisapalladio.org/veneto/scheda.php?sezione=4&architettura=2&lingua=e Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio] The Pisani family has a number of villas named after them, including two by Andrea Palladio.
  3. Capodanno del Millennio - Montagnana - The Churches

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Marco Cornaro
Bishop of Padua
1524–1555
Succeeded by
Luigi Pisani
Preceded by
Ippolito II d'Este
Bishop of Narbonne
1551-1563
Succeeded by
Ippolito II d'Este
Preceded by
Juan Álvarez de Toledo
Cardinal-bishop of Albano
1555-1557
Succeeded by
Pedro Pacheco de Villena
Preceded by
Juan Álvarez de Toledo
Cardinal-bishop of Frascati
1557-1562 and 1564-1565
Succeeded by
Alessandro Farnese
Preceded by
Rodolfo Pio
Cardinal-bishop of Porto
1562-1564
Succeeded by
Federico Cesi
Preceded by
Rodolfo Pio
Cardinal-bishop of Ostia
1564-1570
Succeeded by
Giovanni Girolamo Morone
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