cardinal Bernardo Salviati

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cardinal Bernardo Salviati

Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Death: May 06, 1568 (60)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacopo Salviati and Lucrezia Maria Romola Salviati
Father of Lucrezia Salviati
Brother of Lorenzo Salviati; Elena Salviati; Baptist Salviati; cardinal Giovanni Salviati; Maria de'Medici and 4 others

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About cardinal Bernardo Salviati

ernardo Salviati (1508 – May 6, 1568) was an Italian condottiero and Roman Catholic Cardinal.

Salviati was born in Florence, the son of Jacopo Salviati and Lucrezia di Lorenzo de' Medici, the sister of Giovanni de' Medici. From an early age he was a knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. In his military career he fought against the Ottomans, obtaining the grade of admiral in the Military Order of Malta, which he represented as ambassador before Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, at Barcelona. He also fought against the Republic of Siena during the Italian Wars.

After establishing himself in France, where he rebuilt the Château de Talcy, he became Grand Almoner to Catherine de' Medici, who had convinced him to set aside his fighting career for an ecclesiastical one. He followed his brother as bishop of Saint-Papoul.[1] He was named Cardinal by Pope Pius IV on February 26, 1561.

His brother Giovanni and his nephew Anton Maria were also cardinals. Salviati was also uncle of the future pope Leo XI and of the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I de' Medici.

He died in his residence in Trastevere, Rome, on May 6, 1568 and is entombed at Santa Maria sopra Minerva.

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cardinal Bernardo Salviati's Timeline

February 17, 1508
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
May 6, 1568
Age 60
Rome, Lazio, Italy