Agostino Patrizi de Piccolomini
|Bishop of Pienza|
Bishop of Montalcino
|Diocese|| Diocese of Pienza |
Diocese of Montalcino
|Predecessor||Tommaso della Testa Piccolomini|
Agostino Patrizi de Piccolomini (died 1495) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Pienza (1484–1495) and Bishop of Montalcino (1484–1495).
Having been private secretary of Pope Pius II,on the latter's death on 14 August 1464, Patrizi entered the service of the pope's nephew, Cardinal Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini and in 1471, he accompanied the cardinal in that capacity on a journey to Germany to attend the Imperial Diet at Ratisbon. Patrizi also served as a master of ceremonies in the papal chapel under Pope Paul II, resigning the post on 26 January 1484, subsequent to his appointment on 19 January as Bishop of Pienza and Bishop of Montalcino by Pope Sixtus IV.
On 14 March 1484, he was consecrated bishop by Constantin Eruli, Bishop of Spoleto, with Gabriele Maccafani, Bishop of Marsi, and Giovanni Battista Capranica, Bishop of Fermo, serving as co-consecrators.It was under his new title, Augustinus episcopus Pientinus et Ilcinensis. that he participated in the papal consistory of 20 December 1484 and he is known to participated in the canonization of Saint Leopold of Austria on 6 January 1485.
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|Catholic Church titles|
Tommaso della Testa Piccolomini
| Bishop of Pienza |
Tommaso della Testa Piccolomini
| Bishop of Montalcino |