Bernardo Antonio de' Medici

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Most Reverend

Bernardo Antonio de' Medici
Bishop of Cassano all'Jonio
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Cassano all'Jonio
In office1551–1552
PredecessorDurante Duranti
SuccessorGiovanni Angelo de' Medici
Personal details
Died1552 (age 51)
Previous postBishop of Forli (1528–1551)

Bernardo Antonio de' Medici (1476 – 1552) was an Italian bishop and diplomat. He was considered as one of the leading ambassadors of Cosimo I de' Medici.

He was the son of Antonio de' Medici and Selvaggia di Felice del Beccuto. He was bishop of Forlì between 1528 and 1551, before being transferred to the diocese of Cassano on 23 October 1551.

In 1537 Cosimo I gave him the delicate mission of getting confirmation of his right to the duchy (which had passed to him after Alessandro de' Medici's death) from Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. He was invited to France and Genoa the same year and in 1539 he became ambassador to Naples. In 1540 he was one of the founders of the Accademia Fiorentina. He was invited back to France in 1544-45 by Francis I and in 1547-51 by Charles V. He was sent back to Tuscany by Charles in 1552 and died later that year.

External links[edit]

  • Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio". Retrieved January 4, 2019. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
  • Chow, Gabriel. "Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio (Italy)". Retrieved January 4, 2019. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Niccolò Ridolfi
Bishop of Forli
Succeeded by
Pietro Giovanni Aliotti
Preceded by
Durante Duranti
Bishop of Cassano all'Jonio
Succeeded by
Giovanni Angelo de' Medici