Pedretti, Giuseppe a Bolognese painter, was born in 1694. He studied under Marc Antonio Franceschini, whose manner he adopted. Soon after leaving his master, Pedretti passed through Germany to Poland, where he resided many years in the employment of the court. He afterwards returned to his native city, and painted a great many pictures and altar-pieces for the churches: the most esteemed are the Martyrdom of St. Peter, in S. Petronio; Christ Bearing the Cross, in S. Giuseppe; ntot St. Margaret, in the Annunziata. He died in 1778.