Fortanerius Vassalli

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Fortanerius Vassalli

Fortanerius Vassalli (died October 1361) was an Italian[1] Franciscan, who became Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, and a cardinal[2] a few weeks before he died. He died on the way to Avignon.

He held a wide variety of ecclesiastical posts.[3] He was Patriarch of Grado. He attacked the Manfredi of Faenza.[4] He was Archbishop of Ravenna (1348 in one source,[5] stepping down as minister general, but in other sources 1342-7) and Patriarch of Venice.[6] He was also appointed Archdeacon of London late in 1361,[7] and Prebendary of St. Paul's.[8]


  1. ^ Said though to be from Aquitaine, and named Fortanier Vassal.PDF p.131.
  2. ^ The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Consistories of the 14th Century
  3. ^ While he is said to have been bishop of Marseilles[1], this is not verified by lists of holders.
  4. ^ [2]: Fortuniero Vaselli (1342-1347) made a crusade against the Ordelaffi of Forli and the Manfredi of Faenza, and concluded a peace between Venice and Genoa.
  5. ^ History of the Franciscan Movement (5)
  6. ^ FranautF
  7. ^ Archdeacons - London | British History Online
  8. ^ Prebendaries - Chamberlainwood | British History Online
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gerardus Odonis
Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor
Succeeded by
Guillaume Farinier
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