Giovanni Battista Desio

Giovanni Battista Desio (1628–1677) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Venosa (1674–1677).[1]

Most Reverend

Giovanni Battista Desio
Bishop of Venosa
ChurchCatholic Church
In office1674–1677
PredecessorGiacinto Tarugi
SuccessorFrancesco Maria Neri
Ordination8 April 1651
Consecration16 May 1674
by Giulio Spinola
Personal details
Born28 April 1628
Naples, Italy
DiedAugust 1677 (age 49)
Venosa, Italy


Giovanni Battista Desio was born in Naples, Italy on 28 April 1628 and ordained a priest on 8 April 1651.[2] On 28 April 1628, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Bishop of Venosa.[1][2] On 16 May 1674, he was consecrated bishop by Giulio Spinola, Bishop of Nepi e Sutri, with Giacomo de Angelis, Archbishop Emeritus of Urbino, and Pier Antonio Capobianco, Bishop Emeritus of Lacedonia, serving as co-consecrators.[2] He served as Bishop of Venosa until his death in August 1677.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 410. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d Cheney, David M. "Bishop Giovanni Battista Desio". Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Venosa
Succeeded by