Bernardo Navagero

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Bernardo Navagero
Cardinal-Priest of San Pancrazio fuori le mura
Other posts Bishop of Verona, 1562-65
Created Cardinal 26 February 1561
Personal details
Born 1507
Venice, Republic of Venice
Died 13 April 1565
Verona, Republic of Venice
Buried Verona Cathedral
Denomination Roman Catholicism

Bernardo Navagero (Venice 1507- Verona 1565) was a Venetian ambassador and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.


Venetian patrician, son of Gianluigi Navagero and Lucrezia Agostini, he studied at the University of Padua. He married Istriana Lando, granddaughter of the doge Pietro Lando, but she died young.

He was Venetian resident ambassador at the courts of emperor Charles V (1543–46), Suleiman the Magnificent (1550-52) and pope Paul IV (1555–58), and he attended the Council of Ten (1552).

On 26 February 1561 he was named cardinal by pope Pius IV, and he was bishop of Verona from 1562 until his death. In 1563 he was legatus a latere at the council of Trent.

He died in Verona on 13 April 1565, leaving his episcopate to his nephew Agostino Valier.

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