| Catholic Church|
1673, Nola, Italy
| Giovanni Battista Lancellotti|
24 February 1633
by Antonio Marcello Barberini
Roman Catholic Diocese of Nola
Francesco Gonzaga, C.R. (1602 – 18 December, 1673) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Nola (1657–1673) and Bishop of Cariati e Cerenzia (1633–1657).
Francesco Gonzaga (bishop of Nola) Wikipedia
Francesco Gonzaga was born in 1602 and ordained a priest in the Congregation of Clerics Regular of the Divine Providence. On 21 February 1633, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Bishop of Cariati e Cerenzia. On 24 February 1633, he was consecrated bishop by Antonio Marcello Barberini, Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Onofrio. On 17 December 1657, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Alexander VII as Bishop of Nola. He served as Bishop of Nola until his death on 18 December 1673. While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of Fabrizio Savelli, Archbishop of Salerno (1642); and Pietro Jerónimo Martínez y Rubio, Archbishop of Palermo (1657).