Tommaso Bosio

Tommaso Bosio (died 15 August 1539) was an Italian Roman Catholic prelate who became the Bishop of Malta in 1538.

His Excellency

Tommaso Bosio

Bishop of Malta
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed20 March 1538
In office1538-1539
PredecessorBalthasar Waltkirk
SuccessorDomenico Cubelles
Other post(s)Inquisitor of Malta (1538-1539)
Personal details
Died15 August 1539
BuriedSt. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina


The see of Malta had been vacant for 8 years prior to Bosio's appointment. Bosio was appointed Bishop by Pope Paul III on 20 March 1538. Prior to this he served as the vice-chancellor of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Bosio was the first in a successive line of resident bishops in Malta, unlike some of his predecessors who choose not to live in the diocese.

He was also Inquisitor of Malta during his episcopacy. He served as bishop for a little over a year. He died on 15 August 1539.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Tommaso Bosius, O.S.Io.Hieros.", Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved on 06 July 2018.
  2. ^ Bonnici, Alexander; Schiavone, Michael J. (2007). Minn Publju sa Pawlu: L-Isqfijiet ta' Malta, ta' Ghawdex, u Isqfijiet Ohra Maltin [From Publius to Paul: The Bishops of Malta, Gozo, and Other Maltese Bishops] (in Maltese). Pieta: Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. p. 7. ISBN 978-99932-41-91-08-4. OCLC 254299827.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: ignored ISBN errors (link)