Bisaccia

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Bisaccia
Comune
Comune di Bisaccia
Bisaccia is located in Italy
Bisaccia
Bisaccia
Location of Bisaccia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556Coordinates: 41°0′47″N 15°22′32″E / 41.01306°N 15.37556°E / 41.01306; 15.37556
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city (AV)
Frazioni Calaggio, Macchitella, Oscata, Pastina, Pedurza, Piani San Pietro, Tuoro
Area
 • Total 101.41 km2 (39.15 sq mi)
Elevation 860 m (2,820 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,148
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bisaccesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 83044
Dialing code 0827
Patron saint Sant'Antonio di Padova
Saint day 13 June [1]
Website Official website

Bisaccia is an Italian town and comune, population 4,382, situated in the province of Avellino. It borders the communes of Andretta, Aquilonia, Calitri, Guardia Lombardi, Lacedonia, Scampitella and Vallata.

Bisaccia has its own Bisaccese dialect.

History[edit]

Bisaccia's Castle, made by the Lombards, was repaired by Emperor Frederick II, who went to hunt in the woods near Bisaccia. Famous writers as Torquato Tasso and Francesco de Sanctis visited Bisaccia.

After the Irpinia earthquake in 1980, a new town was built near the historic centre.

Ecclesiastical History[edit]

It has a bishopric from before 1100.

In 1540 it as sSuppressed and its territory merged into the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Bisaccia, which became the present Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia.

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite; probably incomplete)

  • Basilio (1097? – ?)
  • Riccardo (1179? – ?)
  • Lodato (1254.09.30 – ?)
  • Zaccaria (1265 – death 1282)
  • Benedetto (1282 – 1288.04.20), later Bishop of Avellino (Italy) (1288.04.20 – death 1294)
  • Giacomo (1311.05.19 – death 1328), previously Bishop of La Canea (Greece; ? – 1311.05.19)
  • Bestagno, Dominican Order O.P. (1329.09.11 – 1351)
  • Nicola, O.P. (1351.06.27 – ?)
  • Benedetto Colonna (1353 – ?)
  • Giovanni (? – 1364.07.23), later Bishop of Terralba (Italy) (1364.07.23 – 1389)
  • Costantino da Termoli, Augustinians (O.E.S.A.) (1365.03.26 – 1368.11.03), later Bishop of Montecorvino (1368.11.03 – ?)
  • Stefano (1368 – 1369)
  • Francesco de Capite, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1369.02.21 – ?)
  • Nicola (1386.06.09 – ?)
  • Leone (1389.08.21 – ?)
  • Giovanni Angeli (1410.06.13 – )
  • Guglielmo Nicolai (1428.11.03 – ?)
  • Petruccio de Migliolo (1450.06.12 – 1463.01.30), later Bishop of Lacedonia (Italy) (1463.01.30 – death 1481)
  • Martino Madio da Tramonti (1463.04.08 – 1487.08.24), later Bishop of Bisceglie (Italy) (1487.08.24 – 1507)
  • Bernardino Barbiani (1487.08.24 – ?), previously Bishop of Bisceglie (Italy) (1476.08.09 – 1487.08.24)
  • Gaspare de Corbara (1498.11.12 – 1517.12.23)
  • Nicola Volpe (1517.12.23 – death 1540)

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