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|Cardinal Bishop of Gerace|
|Predecessor||Jaime de Conchillos|
|Successor||Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici|
|Other posts||Cardinal–Deacon of Santa Maria in Trastevere|
|Created cardinal||10 March 1511|
by Pope Julius II
|Died||29 March 1518 (age 37)|
|Previous post||Bishop of Malta (1506–1509)|
Administrator of Albenga (1513–1517)
On October 5, 1506 Sauli was appointed Bishop of Malta at the age of 12. He held this position until 1509 when he was elected Bishop of Gerace and Oppido. He held this post until November 19, 1517.
Pope Julius II made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of March 10, 1511. He received the red hat on March 13, 1511 and the deaconry of Sant'Adriano al Foro. He opted for the titular church of Santa Sabina on October 24, 1511.
On June 22, 1517, he was deposed as a cardinal by Pope Leo X, arrested, and placed in the Castel Sant'Angelo for his failure to disclose the assassination plot of Cardinal Alfonso Petrucci. The pope restored him to the cardinalate sed non ad vocem activam et passivam on July 31, 1517, then restored him completely on December 25, 1517.
- [H.Hyde, Cardinal Bendinello Sauli and Church Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Italy, p.1]
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Malta
Bernardino da Bologna
Jaime de Conchillos
| Bishop of Gerace
Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici
| Administrator of Albenga
Giulio de' Medici