Vincenzo Bandello

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Vincenzo Bandello or Bandelli (d. 1507) was the Master of the Order of Preachers from 1501 to 1507.

Biography[edit]

Vincenzo Bandello came from Lombardy and joined the observant branch of the Dominican Order.[1] He became the prior of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.[1] It was rumored that he was the model for Judas Iscariot in The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.[1]

A General Chapter of the Dominican Order elected him master in 1501.[1] As master, he founded the observant Congregations of Ragusa in 1501 and in Ireland in 1505.[1] His overall policy was to attempt to incorporate the observants into the general administration of the various provinces; for example, the Spanish observants were merged into the Province of Spain in 1505.[1] He discouraged the cultus of Girolamo Savonarola, though he did not suppress the Congregation of San Marco founded by Savonarola.[1] In 1506, he issued a new version of the Dominican Constitutions.[1]

He died in Sicily in 1507.[1]

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gioacchino Torriani
Master of the Order of Preachers
1501–1507
Succeeded by
Jean Clérée