Olav Torkelsson
Olav Torkelsson, also known as Olaf Thorkelsön (d. 30 May 1535, Voss, Bergenhus len (now Hordaland), Norway), was the 31st and last Roman Catholic Bishop of Bergen, from 1523 to 1535, and a member of ...
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Gottskálk grimmi Nikulásson
Gottskalk grimmi Nikulasson, Gottskalk Nikulausson the Cruel (1469 – 8 December 1520), was the Bishop of Hólar in Iceland from 1496 to 1520. He is also known as the author of a famous book about black...
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Giovanni Antonio Serbelloni
Giovanni Antonio Serbelloni (Gian Antonio, Gianantonio) (1519–1591) was an Italian Cardinal, created in 1560, and papal legate. He was a cousin of Pope Pius IV, or nephew or uncle. He was bishop of Fo...
Giulio Canani
Giulio Canani (1524–1592) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Born in Ferrarato Luigi Canani and Lucrezia Brancaleone, he studied both canon and civil law in the University of F...
Edmund Bonner
Edmund Bonner (also Boner; c. 1500 – 5 September 1569), Bishop of London, was an English bishop. Initially an instrumental figure in the schism of Henry VIII from Rome, he was antagonized by the Prote...
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Johannes Dantiscus
Johannes Dantiscus, (German: Johann(es) von Höfen-Flachsbinder, Polish: Jan Dantyszek; 1 October 1485 – 27 October 1548) was prince-bishop of Warmia and Bishop of Culm (Chełmno). In recognitio...
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Weigand of Redwitz
Weigand of Redwitz (1476 in Tüschnitz, now part of Küps – 20 May 1556 in Kronach) was Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1522 until his death.
Weigand of Redwitz was a member of the Franconian Re...
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Jean de Monluc
Jean de Monluc (died 1579) was a French noble and clergyman, the brother of Blaise de Lasseran-Massencôme, seigneur de Montluc and a member of the Monluc family.
He was bishop of Valence, and bish...
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Tiberio Crispo
Tiberio Crispo (1498 – October 10, 1566) was a cardinal-nephew of Pope Paul III, raised to the cardinalate on December 19, 1544, and the bishop of Sessa Aurunca (1565-1566). He was possibly an illegit...
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Robert Shaw (bishop)
Robert Shaw (died 1527) was a Scottish cluniac monk and prelate. A son of the Laird of Sauchie, he became a monk at Paisley Abbey. He was provided as Abbot of Paisley after the resignation of Abbot Ge...
Juan de Quevedo
Juan de Quevedo (es:Vejorís, c. 1450 – December 24, 1519 in Barcelona) was a Spanish Franciscan priest and bishop. His antecedents are unknown.Juan was the first bishop of Darien. He left for t...
Francesco Pisani
Francesco Pisani (1494–1570) was an Italian Cardinal, from 1517.He was bishop of Padua in 1524, bishop of Narbonne in 1551, bishop of Albano in 1555, bishop of Frascati in 1557, bishop of Porto e Sant...
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Arnaud d'Ossat
Arnaud d'Ossat (20 July 1537 – 13 March 1604) was a French diplomat and writer, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, whose personal tact and diplomatic skill steered the perilous course of Fre...
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James Stanley (bishop)
James Stanley (c. 1465–1515), scion of a distinguished aristocratic family, was Bishop of Ely from 1506 to 1515. His father was Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby.Described as the tallest man in Engla...
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Jan Lubrański
Jan Lubrański (1456 – 22 May 1520) was a Polish bishop, politician and diplomat. His coat of arms was Godziemba.
Lubrański was bishop of Płock between 1497–1498 and bishop of Poznań since 14...
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Thomas Ruthall
Thomas Ruthall (Ruthal, Rowthall) (died 4 February 1523) was an English churchman, administrator and diplomat. He was a leading councillor of Henry VIII of England.
He was born at Cirencester. He ...
Georges de Selve
Georges de Selve (1508 – 12 April 1541) was a French scholar, diplomat and ecclesiastic.
He was the son of Jean de Selve, a jurist and Parlement president, and brother of Odet de Selve. Three othe...
Silvestro de' Gigli
Silvestro de' Gigli was a medieval Bishop of Worcester, the second of three Italian absentees to hold the see before the Reformation. He was nominated on 24 December 1498 and consecrated about 6 April...
Rowland Lee
Bishop Rowland Lee (c. 1487 – 28 January 1543) was an English administrator and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
He belonged to a Northumberland family and was educated at Cambridge. Having...
Francesco Soderini
Francesco di Tommaso Soderini (1453–1524) was a major diplomatic and Church figure of Renaissance Italy, and brother of Piero Soderini. He was an adversary of the Medici family.He became Bishop of Vol...
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Alexander Sauli
Alexander Sauli, C.R.S.P. (15 February 1534 – 11 October 1592), was an Italian priest, who is called the "Apostle of Corsica". He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1571, he was appoint...
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Giovanni Salviati
Giovanni Salviati (1490 – October 28, 1553) was an Italian Cardinal and diplomat. He was papal legate in France, and conducted negotiations with the Emperor Charles V.
Salviati was born in Florenc...
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Francesco Barbaro (patriarch of Aquileia)
Francesco Barbaro (March 16, 1546 in Venice – April 27, 1616 in Udine) was a Venetian diplomat and an Italian Catholic bishopHe was the great-grandson of Francesco Barbaro and son of Marcantonio Barba...
Leopold V, Archduke of Austria
Leopold V, Archduke of Further Austria (October 9, 1586 in Graz – September 13, 1632 in Schwaz, Tirol) was the son of Archduke Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and the younger brother of Em...
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Pedro Agustín
Bishop Pedro Agustin y Albanell (February 22, 1512 – February 26, 1572) was a Spanish Catholic bishop. He served as both Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Elne (now Roman Catholic Diocese of Pe...
Juan Enguera
Juan Enguera (died 1513) was the Grand Inquisitor of the Kingdom of Aragon from 1507 to 1513.
Juan Enguera was born in Valencia in the fifteenth century. A member of the Dominican Order, Enguera ...
Tosol Bardhi
Tosol Bardhi (1490–1582) was an Albanian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.He was born in the area of Lezhë, modern northern Albania in 1490. His family included several notable figures of Albanian...
Thomas Watson (bishop of Lincoln)
Thomas Watson (1515–1584) was a Catholic Bishop, notable among Catholics for his descriptions of the Protestant Reformation.
Watson was born near Durham in 1515 at a time when England was still a ...
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James Hay (bishop)
James Hay O. Cist. (died 1538) was a Cistercian abbot and bishop important in the early 16th century Kingdom of Scotland. At some stage in his life he achieved a doctorate in decrees (i.e. canon law),...