Vinko de Andreis

Vinko de Andreis (Bishop from 1493 to 1520) – One of the five Bishops of Otočac, a great diplomat. He was one of the most prominent and most influential Bishops of Otočac. Born in Trogir, Croatia, in 1441, he studied philosophy and theology in Zadar, Croatia, and in Perugia. Pope Alexander VI appointed him Bishop of Otočac in 1493. He was the first bishop to have his seat in Otočac. Bishop de Andreis was a skillful diplomat in the service of the Frankopans (especially of Bernardin Frankopan), as well as of popes and kings. In 1515 the pope appointed him commissary to Illyricum. That same year he also became commissary to Hungary. As de Andreis was in charge of the Bishopric of Otočac during the times of heavy battles with the Ottomans, he acted as a mediator between Pope Leo X and the Croatian ban and bishop, Petar Berislavić, trying to seek help for invaded Croatia. The pope donated money, grains and weapons. De Andreis also interceded with King Vladislaus II who contributed another 7,000 ducats for the defense of Croatia. The original bishop's seal has been preserved in Otočac parish. The bas-relief sculpture was created by sculptress Sandra Nejašmić from Postira, island of Brač, Croatia.


Vinko de Andreis(biskupovao od 1493. - 1520.) – jedan od petorice otočkih biskupa, veliki diplomat. Bio je jedan od najznačajnijih i najutjecajnijih otočkih biskupa. Rođen je u Trogiru 1441., filozofiju i teologiju je studirao u Zadru te u Peruggi. Papa Alexandar VI. imenuje ga otočkim biskupom1493. Bio je prvi biskup koji je stolovao u Otočcu. Biskup Vinko je bio vrstan diplomat u službi Frankopana(osobito Bernardina Frankopana), papa i kraljeva. 1515. papa ga je imenovao svojim povjerenikom za Ilirik. Iste godine je postao njegov povjerenik za Ugarsku. Kako je Vinko upravljao Otočkom biskupijom u vrijeme teških bojeva s Osmanlijama, u traženju pomoći za napadnutu Hrvatsku posreduje između pape Lava X. i hrvatskog bana i biskupa Petra Berislavića. Papa šalje pomoć u novcu, žitu i oružju. Vinko posreduje i kod kralja Ladislava i osigurava još 7.000 dukata za obranu Hrvatske. U Župi Otočac sačuvan njegov originalni biskupski pečat. Lik je izradila akademska kiparica Sandra Nejašmićiz Postira na Braču.;