The essay illustrates the figure of Hugh from Pisa, a personage of undeniable spiritual charisma – so much to be included among the Blesseds of the Pisan Church – who, like many other fellow-citizens, has an international dimension: after his studies in utroque iure in Bologna, he became Canon of the Cathedral of Pisa (1226-1237) and lawyer in the Roman Curia. He studied theology in Paris (1233-1237), was elected archdeacon of Rouen (1237) and later participated in the crusade of St. Louis IX. In Cyprus he entered the Premonstratensian Order in the convent of Episcopia and shortly thereafter became Archbishop of Nicosia (1251). Returning to Italy in 1263, first in Rome and then in Pisa, in the same year he founded and endowed the regular Canons’ convent of Sant’Agostino of Calci, who from his episcopal seat assumed the name of Nicosia, still used today.
Hugh da Fagiano - Thirteenth century – Church of Pisa - Archbishop of Nicosia -