Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici
|Cardinal Bishop of Taranto|
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Taranto|
|Predecessor||Giovanni Maria Poderico|
|Other post(s)||Cardinal-Priest of San Callisto|
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere
|Created cardinal||1 Jul 1517|
by Pope Leo X
|Born||13 Jul 1470|
|Died||Oct 1527 (age 57)|
|Previous post(s)||Administrator of Gerace (1517-1519)|
Medici was born in Perugia, Umbria. He was made a cardinal on the 6 July 1517 by Pope Leo X, to the titular church of San Callisto. This was his fifth consistory. He was bishop of Gerace e Oppido in 1517, and archbishop of Taranto in 1525. He was bishop of Gallipoli.
The historian Paolo Giovio wrote that the exactions and greed that the Cardinal showed in running the papal finances, as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church from 1521, had played a large part in causing the 1527 sack of Rome, because he had alienated the Roman population.
- "Francesco Cardinal Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
- Cardinal Title S. Callisto GCatholic.org
- E. R. Chamberlin, The Sack of Rome (1979), pp. 112-3.