- This article is not about Niccolò Fortiguerra (1674-1735), bishop and poet, author of Ricciardetto
He became bishop of Teano in 1458, and Cardinal in 1460. In 1462 he campaigned in the Papal States against Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, taking Fano. Later, in 1465, he defeated Deifobo d'Anguillara in battle. Fortiguerra was unable to participate in the Papal conclave, 1464, which elected Pope Paul II. He did participate in the Papal conclave, 1471 which elected Pope Sixtus IV.
He endowed a library, the Biblioteca Forteguerriana, in Pistoia.
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