Ascanio Parisani

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Ascanio Parisani

Ascanio Parisani (died 1549) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.


Ascanio Parisani was born into a noble family in Tolentino.[1]

In 1520, he beame a canon of the cathedral chapter of Cesena Cathedral.[1] Early in his career, he served as secretary to Cardinal Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte.[1]

On January 3, 1528, he was elected bishop of Caiazzo.[1] He was consecrated as a bishop by Gabriele Foschi, Archbishop of Durrës, in the Sistine Chapel on June 20, 1529.[1] He was transferred to the see of Rimini on May 24, 1529.[1] He was also a canon of the cathedral chapter of Pisa Cathedral until 1534, and of the churches of Saint-Denis and of Saint-Servat of Utrecht until 1535.[1] From 1536 until October 12, 1538, he was a scriptor of apostolic briefs.[1]

Pope Paul III made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of December 19, 1539.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of Santa Pudenziana on January 28, 1540.[1]

He served as administrator of the see of Muro Lucano from November 15, 1540 until June 27, 1541.[1] From January 27, 1542 to 1545, he was the papal legate in Umbria and Perugia.[1] In 1543, he became the cardinal protector of the Servite Order.[1] From 1545 5o 1547, he was the papal legate to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.[1] He also served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from January 8, 1546 to January 7, 1547.[1] On May 13, 1547, he became papal legate in the Campagne and Maritime Province.[1]

He died in Rome on April 3, 1549.[1] He was buried in San Marcello al Corso.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Entry from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church