Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici

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Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici
Cardinal Bishop of Taranto
ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseArchdiocese of Taranto
In office1525-1527
PredecessorGiovanni Maria Poderico
SuccessorGirolamo d'Ippolito
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Callisto
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere
Created cardinal1 Jul 1517
by Pope Leo X
Personal details
Born13 Jul 1470
DiedOct 1527 (age 57)
Previous postAdministrator of Gerace (1517-1519)

Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici (13 July 1470, in Perugia, Umbria – 8 January 1528) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a part of the Roman Curia.


He was made a cardinal on the 6 July 1517 by Pope Leo X, to the titular church of San Callisto.[1] This was his fifth consistory. He was bishop of Gerace e Oppido in 1517, and archbishop of Taranto in 1525.He was bishop of Gallipoli.

In the rione Borgo the cardinal let built a magnificent palace bearing his name.

The historian Paolo Giovio wrote that the exactions and greed that the Cardinal showed in running the papal finances, as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church from 1521, had played a large part in causing the 1527 sack of Rome, because he had alienated the Roman population.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Cardinal Title S. Callisto
  2. ^ E. R. Chamberlin, The Sack of Rome (1979), pp. 112-3.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bandinello Sauli
Bishop of Gerace
Succeeded by
Alessandro Cesarini
Preceded by
Giovanni Maria Poderico
Archbishop of Taranto
Succeeded by
Girolamo d'Ippolito