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92. St. Andrew Corsini
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St. Andrew Corsini
Born - 30 November 1302
Died - 6 January 1374 in Fiesole

Feastday - 6 January
Canonized - 22 April 1629 by Pope Urban VIII 

Sculptor - Francesco Marchionni
He received 80 scudi for the work.

Statue created - c.1702-1703
Marchionni committed to sculpt the statue in January 1702 and delivered it in March 1703.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine

St Andrew Corsini was Italian Carmelite friar and bishop of Fiesole. Regarded as a prophet and miracle worker, he became known as the 'Apostle of Florence'. The Corsini Chapel at St John Lateran was dedicated to him by Pope Clement XII, who was a relative.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

94. Pelagia

93. Crescentius, 92. Andrew Corsini

91. Constance, 90. Felix

After 2014 Restoration

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

96. Dionysus
 95. Pancras
94. Pelagia
93. Crescentius, 92. Andrew Corsini
91. Constance

With St Peter in the foreground

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore s.t.l..

 

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