Francesco Canali

Francesco Canali (1764, Perugia–1835, Ferrara) was an Italian cardinal. He was the Titular Archbishop of Larissa.[1]

Francesco Canali
Cardinal-Priest of San Clemente
Kardinal Francesco Canali.jpg
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed1 August 1834
Term ended11 April 1835
PredecessorBenedetto Cappelletti
SuccessorPietro Ostini
Ordination20 December 1788
Created cardinal30 September 1831 (in pectore)
23 June 1834 (revealed)
by Pope Gregory XVI
Personal details
Birth nameFrancesco Canali
Born20 October 1764
Perugia, Papal States
Died11 April 1835(1835-04-11) (aged 70)
Rome, Papal States
BuriedSan Clemente
ParentsGiuseppe Canali
Antonia Dati
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Alma materUniversity of Perugia
Coat of armsFrancesco Canali's coat of arms

Early lifeEdit

Francesco Canali studied in his native city of Perugia and was ordained in December 1786 as a deacon. Two years later he received the priesthood. In 1793 he was professor of theology at the seminary of Perugia, which he was rector from 1797 to 1806. Moreover, Canali was from 1797 to 1800 prior of the theologian College his hometown, and thereafter the chamberlain. 1809, he was jailed by the French and taken to Parma, Piacenza, Corsica and Bastia. In August 1814 he returned to Perugia.[2]

Episcople biographyEdit

Francesco Canali was appointed Bishop of Spoleto in 1814 and transferred the 23 July 1820 by Pope Pius VII in Tivoli church as administrator, then elected bishop of Tivoli on 28 August 1820. He resigned in 1827 and became titular Archbishop of Larissa in Thessaly. In February 1827 he was appointed secretary of the Congregation of regular and canonical bishops of the Vatican Basilica.[3][4][5]

Pope Gregory XVI created him cardinal in pectore on 30 September 1831. Published 23 June 1834.


  1. ^ Retrieved 13 May 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Francesco Cardinal Canali at
  3. ^ Collective, Bibliografia italiana: ossia, Elenco generale delle opere ogni specie e ogni lingua stampate in Italia, e delle Italiane pubblicate all 'estero, vol 1, Milan, Presso Ant.. Fort. (Stella and figli, 1835) p215
  4. ^ Collective, Annuario Pontificio: Notizie per l'anno 1846, (Rome, Nella Stamperia Cracas, May 1846) p78.
  5. ^ Cavalier Francesco Bulgarini, Notizie storiche Antiquarie statistiche ed intorno agronomiche all'antichissima Citta 'di Tivoli e suo territorio, (Rome, Tipografia di Giovanni Battista Zampi, 1848) p43.