Pietro Riario

Pietro Riario (1445 - January 3 1474), was an Italian cardinal and Papal diplomat.

Biography

Born in Savona, he was the son of Paolo Riario and Pope Sixtus IVs' sister, Bianca Della Rovere. Sixtus nominated him in 1471 a bishop of Treviso and cardinal, and, in 1473, archbishop of Florence. He was entrusted of Sixtus' foreign policy. To reinforce the alliance between Rome and Milan, he had his brother Girolamo married to the daughter of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan.

He was a humanist known for his patronage of literature and the arts, as well as for his huge feasts and his luxurious behaviour. He had a large palace begun in Rome, near the church of Santi Apostoli (it was completed by his cousin Giuliano della Rovere, pope as Julius II).

In 1473 he travelled to northern Italy to set the cession of Imola from Milan to the Republic of Florence. At his return in Rome, Riario died suddenly in his house. It was suspected that he had been poisoned, although an indigestion was more likely. He was buried in Santi Apostoli in a magnificent Renaissance tomb scultped by Mino da Fiesole and Andrea Bregno. His role as Sixtus' collaborator was inherited by his cousin Giuliano della Rovere.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pietro Riario — Biographie Décès 3 janvier 1474 à Rome …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pietro Riario — (* 21. April 1445 in Savona; † 3. Januar 1474 in Rom) war ein Kardinal der katholischen Kirche. Pietro war der Sohn von Paolo Riario und Bianca della Rovere, Schwester des Papstes Sixtus IV. und Tante des Papstes Julius II.. Er trat in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Riario — was the name of three famous nephews of Francesco della Rovere, who reigned as Pope Sixtus IV.*Girolamo Riario (Savona 1443 Forlí 1488), Lord of Imola and Forlì*Pietro Riario (1445 1474), humanist son of Paolo and Sixtus sister, Bianca Della… …   Wikipedia

  • Riario — Die Riario waren eine italienische Adelsfamilie aus Savona, die ihren Aufstieg – besonders in der römisch katholischen Hierarchie – der Verwandtschaft zum Renaissance Papst Sixtus IV. (Francesco della Rovere) verdankte. Bedeutendste… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Riarĭo — Riarĭo, ital. Familie aus Savona, die durch die Vermählung des Paolo R. mit Bianca della Rovere. Schwester des nachmaligen Papstes Sixtus IV. (s. d.), zu Ansehen gelangte. Ihr Sohn Pietro R. wurde Franziskaner, begleitete seinen 1467 zum Kardinal …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pierre Riario — Pietro Riario Cardinal Pietro Riario de l Église catholique romaine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jérôme Riario — Girolamo Riario Girolamo Riario Girolamo Riario (Savone, 1443 Forli, 14 avril 1488) est un noble italien qui vécut au XVe siècle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Girolamo Riario — (Savone, 1443 Forli, 14 avril 1488) est un noble italien qui vécut au XVe siècle Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Raffaele Sansoni Riario — Biographie Naissance 3 mai 1461 Savone …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Raffaele Riario — Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario (May 3, 1461 ndash; July 9, 1521) was an Italian Cardinal of the Renaissance, mainly known as the constructor of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and the one who invited Michelangelo to Rome. He is regarded as one of… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.