Richard Creagh
Richard Creagh (born at Limerick early in the sixteenth century; died in the Tower of London about December 1586) was an Irish Roman Catholic clergyman who was the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of ...
Giovanni della Casa
Giovanni della Casa (28 July 1503 – 14 November 1556), was a Florentine poet, writer on etiquette and society, diplomat, and inquisitor. He is celebrated for his famous treatise on polite behavior, Il...
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García de Loaysa
Juan García de Loaysa y Mendoza (1478 in Talavera de la Reina, near Toledo, Spain – 22 April 1546 in Madrid, Spain) was a Spanish Archbishop of Seville and Cardinal.
His parents were nobles; at a ...
Uilliam Seóighe
Uilliam Seóighe (William Joyce), Archbishop of Tuam, died 1508. Seóighe was said to be a native of Galway town. He directly succeeded Donatus Ó Muireadhaigh, O.S.A, as Walter Blake fitz John had been ...
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Louis I, Cardinal of Guise
Louis de Lorraine (21 October 1527, Joinville, Champagne – 29 March 1578, Paris) was the fourth son of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette de Bourbon, and the younger brother of Charles of Guise, Car...
Aleixo de Menezes
Aleixo de Menezes (25 January 1559 – 3 May 1617) was Archbishop of Goa, Archbishop of Braga, Portugal, and Viceroy of Portugal during the Philippine Dynasty.
Aleixo was born in 1559. It is known t...
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Alessandro Farnese (cardinal)
Alessandro Farnese (5 October 1520 – 2 March 1589), an Italian cardinal and diplomat and a great collector and patron of the arts, was the grandson of Pope Paul III (who also bore the name Alessandro ...
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Gavin Hamilton (archbishop of St Andrews)
Gavin Hamilton was an early modern Scottish prelate, coadjutor of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews, and Archbishop of St. Andrews.Gavin was the son of James Hamilton of Raploch. He had been Abbot of Kil...
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Francisco Mendoza de Bobadilla
Francisco Mendoza de Bobadilla (25 September 1508 – 1 December 1566) was a Spanish Roman Catholic Cardinal.
He was born in Cuenca, the son of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, first marquis of Cañete and ...
Gaspar Cervantes de Gaeta
Gaspar Cervantes de Gaeta (Trujillo, 1511 – Tarragona, October 17, 1575) was a Spanish cardinal of the 16th century. He was a relative of the famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.
He was born...
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Pedro Folc de Cardona
Pedro Folc de Cardona (died 11 April 1530), an illegitimate son of Joan Ramon Folc de Cardona y de Prades, 3rd Count of Cardona, was bishop of Urgell (1472–1515), president of the Generalitat of Catal...
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Gabriele Paleotti
Gabriele Paleotti (4 October 1522 – 22 July 1597) was an Italian Cardinal and Archbishop of Bologna. He was a significant figure in, and source about, the later sessions of the Council of Trent, and m...
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Hermann of Wied
Hermann of Wied (German: Hermann von Wied) (14 January 1477 – 15 August 1552) was the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne from 1515 to 1546.
The fourth son of Frederick, count of Wied (d. 1487), Hermann...
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Raffaele Riario
Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario (May 3, 1461 – July 9, 1521) was an Italian Cardinal of the Renaissance, mainly known as the constructor of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and the person who invit...
Nicolas de Pellevé
Nicolas de Pellevé (1518–1594) was a French archbishop and Cardinal. He was a major figure of the Catholic League.He was a courtier of Henry II of France, and then of Cardinal Charles de Lorraine-Guis...
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Jan Łaski (1456–1531)
Jan Łaski (1456, Łask - 19 May 1531, Kalisz, Poland) was a Polish nobleman, Grand Chancellor of the Crown (1503–10), diplomat, from 1490 secretary to Poland's King Casimir IV Jagiellon and from 1508 c...
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Guillaume Briçonnet (Cardinal)
Guillaume Briçonnet (1445–1514) was a French Cardinal and statesman.
Born at Tours, Guillaume Briçonnet was a younger son of Jean Briçonnet, Lord of Varennes, in Touraine, Secretary to the k...
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Stanisław Karnkowski
Stanisław Karnkowski (1520–1603), from Junosza, was the Great Referendary of the Crown (since 1558), the Great Secretary of the Crown (since 1563), bishop of Włocławek (since 1567), archbishop of Gnie...
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Andrzej Krzycki
Andrzej Krzycki herbu Kotwicz (Krzycko Małe, 7 July 1482 – † Skierniewice, 10 May], 1537) was a Renaissance Polish writer and archbishop. Krzycki wrote in Latin prose, but wrote poetry in Polish. He i...
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William Warham
William Warham (c. 1450 – 22 August 1532) was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1503 to his death.
Warham was the son of Robert Warham of Malshanger in Hampshire, and was educated at Winchester an...
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Jan Dymitr Solikowski
Jan Dymitr Solikowski (born 1539 in Sieradz - 27 June 1603 in Lwów, Poland) was a Polish writer, diplomat, Archbishop of Lwów.Jan was since 1564 secretary of King Zygmunt II August. He participated in...
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Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros
Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, O.F.M. (1436 – November 8, 1517), known as Ximénes de Cisneros in his own lifetime, and commonly referred to today as simply Cisneros, was a Spanish cardinal, reli...
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Georges d'Armagnac
Georges d'Armagnac (c. 1501 – July 1585) was a French humanist, patron of arts, Cardinal and diplomat deeply embroiled in the Italian Wars and in the French Wars of Religion.
He was born at...
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Agostino Trivulzio
Agostino Trivulzio (c. 1485–1548) was an Italian Cardinal and papal legate. He was from a noble family in Milan.After the 1527 sack of Rome, he was taken hostage by the Imperial forces. He was subsequ...
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Gaspar de Quiroga y Vela
Gaspar de Quiroga y Vela (Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Ávila, 13 January 1512 - 20 November 1595) was a prominent Catholic official who rose to become General Inquisitor of Spain, from 1573 to 159...
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Girolamo Aleandro
Girolamo Aleandro (also Hieronymus or Jerome Aleander) (13 February 1480 – 1 February 1542) was an Italian cardinal, and the first cardinal appointed in pectore.
Aleandro was born on 13 February 1...
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