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Sebastiano Soldiers (Padua, July 14, 1780 - Treviso, December 10, 1849) was an Italian Catholic bishop.
Origins of Padua, taught in a private college that he had set up in the parish of the Cathedral of Padua. The college gymnasium enjoyed great prestige, but soldiers was forced to close it, because the government did not tolerate these Italico private foundations. The fact grieved and created in him a strong aversion to the "Jacobin ideology that Napoleon had brought from France." He decided to remain faithful to the established order, unless out sometime in the open, as when many years later she complained to the patriarch Jacob Monico because of meddling in the Austrian judicial seminars in the field.
In 1815 he founded the literary Academy of Castelfranco Filoglotti, that the controversy took on a strongly linguistic purist.
After being long archpriest of Noale, May 18, 1829 he was appointed by Pope Pius VIII bishop of Treviso, a position he held until his death in 1849. He was consecrated on 27 September of the same year for the hands of the cardinal and patriarch of Venice Giacomo Monico (co-consecrating bishops Giuseppe Grasser and Carlo Pio Ravasi, OSB).
He made a pastoral visit in the diocese between 1832 and 1838. In addition, it acquired the former Dominican monastery of St. Nicholas that became the seat of the diocesan seminary.
Ruled the diocese during the period of Austrian domination and the outbreak of the first uprising of 1848 against the Habsburgs, who did not fail to exert strong pressure on the ecclesiastical institutions promptly tackled by the prelate Padua, which in recent years came to Neo-Guelphism.
He is buried in the crypt of the cathedral of Treviso.