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Portrait of Cardinal Bernardo Dovizi Bibbiena.
c.1514-1516. Oil on canvas. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
known by the name of his native town Bibbiena
(1470-1520) was a cardinal and a comedy-writer, close friend of the Medicis. In 1513, his tireless efforts on behalf of his lifelong patron secured the election of Giovanni dei Medici to the pontifical throne. Such services Leo X
repaid by bestowing on him the purple robe, appointing him his treasurer and entrusting him with many important missions, among them a delegation to France (1518)