Francesco Soderini

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Francesco di Tommaso Soderini (1453–1524) was a major diplomatic and Church figure of Renaissance Italy, and brother of Piero Soderini. He was an adversary of the Medici family.

He became Bishop of Volterra in 1478, by nomination, resigning in 1509. In 1487, he was ordained and received his cardinalate in 1503, supported by Louis XII of France. He was Bishop of Cortona from 1504–1505 and held further church posts.

He was complicit in the plot of fellow Cardinals Bandinello Sauli and Alfonso Petrucci against Leo X for the benefit of Cardinal Riario; he went into voluntary exile in 1517, returning to Rome in 1521.

References[edit]

  • K. J. P. Lowe, Church and Politics in Renaissance Italy: The Life and Career of Cardinal Francesco Soderini, 1453-1524

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonio dell'Agli
Bishop of Volterra
1478–1509
Succeeded by
Giuliano Soderini
Preceded by
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Bishop of Cortona
1504–1505
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Pietro Guzman
Bishop of Narni
1515–1517
Succeeded by
Ugolino Martelli
Preceded by
Bernardino Lopez de Carvajal
Cardinal-bishop of Sabina
1511–1513
Succeeded by
Bernardino Lopez de Carvajal
Preceded by
Camillo Leonini
Bishop of Tivoli
1513–1516
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jaime Serra y Cau
Cardinal-bishop of Albano
1516–1517
Succeeded by
Francisco de Remolins
Preceded by
Giacomo Bongalli
Bishop of Anagni
1517–1523
Succeeded by
Luca De Joannes
Preceded by
Domenico Grimani
Cardinal-bishop of Porto
1523
Succeeded by
Niccolò Fieschi
Preceded by
Bernardino López de Carvajal
Cardinal-bishop of Ostia
1523–1524
Succeeded by
Niccolò Fieschi
Preceded by
Bernardino López de Carvajal
Dean of the College of Cardinals
1523–1524
Succeeded by
Niccolò Fieschi