Francesco Pisani

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Francesco Pisani presented by John the Baptist to Christ who blesses him.

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] His statue is No. 70 in Prato della valle.

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  1. ^ Consistory - 1517 [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  2. ^ Villa Pisani, 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