Giovanni Battista Canaveri

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Giovanni Battista Canaveri
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Personal details
Born 1753
Borgomaro, Liguria, Kingdom of Sardinia
Died 1811
Vercelli, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia
Nationality Italian
Occupation Bishop

Giovanni Battista Canaveri 1753-1811 was an Italian catholic Bishop.


Canaveri was born September 25, 1753 in Borgomaro, Liguria, Kingdom of Sardinia, his father was a lawyer.[1] He began his studies at Giaveno and finished at the University of Turin where he received a doctorate at the age of 18 years. He then studied at the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, and was ordained a priest on September 21, 1776 by the Archdiocese of Turin. In 1797 he was appointed Bishop of Biella, was consecrated in Rome, but by the request of Pius VII he resigned his position.[2] He was consecrated bishop of Vercelli on February 4, 1805.[3]

French Empire[edit]

On June 1, 1803 Canaveri moved to Paris, where he became a member of the Council of the Great Emperor, and was named the first Limosineria of Madame Letizia,[4]

Confessor of the Princess María Felicita of Savoy, Canaveri founded "Convitto Principessa Maria Felicita di Savoia," a home created at her direction and in her name, for destitute and widowed noble ladies. He was the director.[5]

Giovanni Battista Canaveri died in the Diocese on January 13, 1811.[6]


  1. ^ Napoléon I (empereur des Français) (1866). Correspondance. H. Plon. p. 111. 
  2. ^ Ragionamento Di Monsignor Giambattista Canaveri Vescovo Di Biella Alli Parrochi Della Diocesi Radunati Nel Santuario Di Graglia Per Li Esercizii Spirituali Li 24. Agosto Dell'anno Cristiano 1803... Nabu Press. 8 April 2012. ISBN 978-1-279-73378-3. 
  3. ^ Joseph Thomas (1 January 2010). The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology. Cosimo, Inc. p. 506. ISBN 978-1-61640-069-9. 
  4. ^ Nicolas Viton de Saint Allais (1811). Histoire générale des ordres de chevalerie, civils et militaires, existant en Europe ; Empire français ; Légion d'honneur. p. 86. 
  5. ^ "Cenni storici". Convitto Principessa Maria Felicita di Savoia. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Battista Canaveri, C.O.". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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