Francesco Romeo

Francesco Romeo (died 1552) was the Master of the Order of Preachers from 1546 to 1552.


A native of Castiglione,[1] Romeo was a friend of Jean du Feynier, who had Romeo accompany him on visitations.[2] On one of these visits, he became a friend of St. Catherine of Ricci.[2]

The Dominican Order elected Romeo as their master at a chapter held in 1546.[2] As master, he visited Spain and the Kingdom of France.[2] He attended most of the first and second sessions of the Council of Trent.[2]

He died in Rome in 1552.[2]


  1. Maria Camilla Pagnini, Il monastero domenicano di S. Caterina da Siena a Pistoia: dalla fondazione alla soppressione, 1477-1783 (Nerbini, 2007), p. 160.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Benedict M. Ashley, The Dominicans, ch. 5
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Alberto de las Casas
Master of the Order of Preachers
Succeeded by
Stefano Usodimare

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