Giovanni Battista Canaveri
|Giovanni Battista Canaveri|
Borgomaro, Liguria, Kingdom of Sardinia
Vercelli, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia
Giovanni Battista Canaveri 1753-1811 was an Italian catholic Bishop.
Canaveri was born September 25, 1753 in Borgomaro, Liguria, Kingdom of Sardinia, his father was a lawyer. He began his studies at Giaveno and finished at the University of Turin where he received a doctorate at the age of 18 years. He then studied at the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, and was ordained a priest on September 21, 1776 by the Archdiocese of Turin. In 1797 he was appointed Bishop of Biella, was consecrated in Rome, but by the request of Pius VII he resigned his position. He was consecrated bishop of Vercelli on February 4, 1805.
Confessor of the Princess María Felicita of Savoy, Canaveri founded "Convitto Principessa Maria Felicita di Savoia," a home created at her direction and in her name, for destitute and widowed noble ladies. He was the director.
Giovanni Battista Canaveri died in the Diocese on January 13, 1811.
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