Francesco Lismanino

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Francesco Lismanino (1504 in Corfu – 1566), Italian-Polish Franciscan.

Lismanino came as a child to Kraków, but returned as a teenager to Italy to study, where he entered the Franciscan order. In 1533 he returned to the Italianate court of Bona Sforza in Kraków, where he was later cantor, and confessor to the queen. He then was appointed superintendent of the Franciscan order in Poland and Lithuania.

Lismanino tried to reconcile the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene Creed with some of the ideas of Calvinism.[1]

He invited Pierre Statorius, a French grammarian and theologian, to become rector of the Sarmatian Athens, the Calvinist Pińczów Academy.


  1. ^ Nancy Marilyn Conradt John Calvin, Theodore Beza and the Reformation in Poland 1974 p72