1. GIOVANNI, born in the year 1400, of an illustrious family of Andalusia, became bishop of Piacenzia, and governor of Rome. He was present at the Council of Basle, where he so warmly defended the interest of the papacy that Eugene IV created him cardinal in 1446. The succeeding popes sent him as their legate to Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary. He died at Rome in 1469.

2. BERNARDINO, nephew of the preceding, was born at Piacenzia in 1456. In 1493 he became cardinal and papal nuncio in Spain. He was put under the ban by Pope Julius II for having, in 1511, assembled the Council of Pisa, before which the pope was cited on account of his conduct toward the emperor Maximilian and king Louis XII of France. Leo X, however, restored him his dignities in 1513, and he was employed on important missions by the succeeding popes. He died bishop of Ostia in 1523. — Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, s.v.

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