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Silvestro de' Gigli

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Silvestro de' Gigli
Bishop of Worcester
Appointed24 December 1498
Term ended16 April 1521
PredecessorGiovanni de' Gigli
SuccessorGeronimo De Ghinucci
Consecrationc. 6 April 1499
Personal details
Died16 April 1521

Silvestro de' Gigli, of Lucca, was a medieval Bishop of Worcester, the second of four Italian absentees to hold the see before the Reformation.[1]

He succeeded his uncle, Giovanni de' Gigli, was nominated on 24 December 1498 and consecrated about 6 April 1499.[2] He was implicated but never charged in the 1514 murder by poison of Cardinal and Archbishop of York Christopher Bainbridge.[3] He died on 16 April 1521.[2] The position was then held by Giulio de' Medici, the Cardinal protector of England.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Down, Kevin. "The Administration of the Diocese of Worcester under the Italian Bishops, 1427-1535", Midland History, Volume 20, 1995 - Issue 1
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 280
  3. ^ "The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary - Consistory of Consistory of March 10, 1511". 8 November 2017. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2018.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giovanni de' Gigli
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
Geronimo De Ghinucci

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