Luis Julian de Milà
Luis Julian de Milà y de Borja (1432 in Xàtiva in Spain – 1510 in Bèlgida, Vall d'Albaida) was a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was bishop of Segorbe in Spain. He was made cardinal on the 17 Se...
Juan Álvarez de Toledo
Juan Álvarez de Toledo (1488–1557) was a Spanish Dominican and Cardinal, from 1538. Considered papabile in the papal conclave (1549-1550), he was initially running second in votes to Reginald Pole. He...
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Patriarch Joasaph II of Constantinople
Joasaph II, known as "the Magnificent" (Greek: Ιωάσαφ Β΄ ο Μεγαλοπρεπής), was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1556 to 1565.
Joasaph was born in Thrace. He studied in Ioannina and ...
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Hans Tausen
Hans Tausen (Tavsen) (1494 – November 11, 1561), the leading theologian of the Danish Reformation in Denmark, was born at Birkende on Funen in 1494 and died in Ribe in 1561. He published the first t...
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Stanislaus Hosius
Stanislaus Hosius (Polish: Stanisław Hozjusz; 5 May 1504 – 5 August 1579) was a Polish Roman Catholic cardinal. From 1551 he was the Prince-Bishop of the Bishopric of Warmia in Poland and from 155...
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George of Polentz
George of Polentz (born: c. 1478; died: 1550 in Balga) was bishop of Samland and Pomesania and a lawyer. He was the first Lutheran bishop.Polentz was a member of an old Saxon noble family. He s...
Ericus Erici Sorolainen
Ericus Erici Sorolainen (1546–1625) was a Finnish Lutheran bishop, a Bishop of Turku from 1583 to 1625 as the successor to Paulus Juusten; and the administrator of the Diocese of Viipuri.After his ord...
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Séon Carsuel
Séon Carsuel (Anglicized: John Carswell, modern Scottish Gaelic: Seon Carsuail; c. 1522 – 1572) was a 16th-century Scottish prelate, humanist and Protestant reformer. Born early in the century, ...
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Robert Parfew
Robert Parfew (or Robert Warton) (died 1557) was an English Benedictine abbot, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, and bishop successively of St Asaph and Hereford.
He was probably ...
Joseph Sulaqa
Mar Joseph Sulaqa (Syriac: ܝܘܣܦ ܣܘܠܩܐ) was one of the last East Syrian bishops to Malabar. He was shortly followed by Mar Abraham; both reached in Malabar after the arrival of the Portuguese.Ab...
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Hugh Jones (bishop)
Hugh Jones (1508–1574) was the bishop of Llandaff.
Jones was descended from an ancient family of that name in Gower, to which belonged Sir Hugh Johnys of Llandimore. He was educated at Oxford Univ...
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Petrus Follingius
Pietari Follingius or Petrus Nicolai Follingius ( died c. 1565) was a Finnish Lutheran bishop.He was the Bishop of Turku from 1558 to 1563 and was the successor to Mikael Agricola
Anthony, Metropolitan of Moscow
Anthony (ru: Антоний) was Metropolitan of Moscow and All Rus' from 1572 to 1581.Very little is known of Anthony's life prior to being named metropolitan. From 1568 to his appointment as metropolitan,...
Nicolaus von Amsdorf
Nicolaus von Amsdorf (3 December 1483 – 14 May 1565) was a German theologian and Protestant reformer.
He was born in Torgau, on the Elbe.He was educated at Leipzig, and then at Wittenberg, where h...
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Ignatius Jacob I
Ignatius Jacob I was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1512 until his death in 1517.
Jacob was born in the 15th century in the village of al-Ahmadiyya to the ...
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Francisco Lloris y de Borja
Francisco Galcerán de Lloris y de Borja (1470–July 22, 1506), Catalan: Francisc de Lloris i de Borja Italian: Francesco Borgia (also known as Hiloris, Loris, Loritz, Willoritz), was an u...
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Gissur Einarsson
Gissur Einarsson (c. 1512 – 24 March 1548) was a bishop in Skálholt from 1540 to his death, and the first Lutheran bishop in Iceland.Gissur was the son of Einar Sigvaldason on Hraun í Landbroti and of...
Melchizedek II of Georgia
Melchizedek II (Georgian: მელქისედეკ I; died c. 1553) was the Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia in the years of c. 1538–1541 or in the periods of 1528-1529, 1540-1545, and 1548-1552. He was a son of...
Mikael Agricola
Mikael Agricola ([ˈmikɑel ˈɑɡrikolɑ]  pronunciation ) (c. 1510 – 9 April 1557) was a clergyman who became the de facto founder of literary Finnish and a prominent proponent of the Prot...
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Patriarch Joachim of Alexandria
Joachim served as Greek Patriarch of Alexandria between 1486 and 1567.
In 1556, Joachim sent a letter to the Russian Czar Ivan IV, asking the Orthodox monarch to provide some material assistance f...
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David Cunningham (bishop)
David Cunningham (c. 1540–1600) was a 16th-century Scottish prelate and diplomat. He was the first Bishop of Aberdeen fully independent of the Roman Catholic Church. His predecessor, William Gordon be...
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Cyril, Metropolitan of Moscow
Cyril IV (Russian: Кирилл) (died February 8, 1572) was the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Rus from 1568 until 1572.There is not much information on Metropolitan Cyril and his deeds. In 1566, Cyril...
Hans Rev
Hans Rev (or Hans Reff, about 1489 in Denmark – July/August 1545 in Oslo) was a Norwegian clergyman. He was the last Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oslo before the Protestant Reformati...
Abraham Angermannus
Abraham Andersson, usually known under the Latin form of his name, Abrahamus Andreæ Angermannus or just Abraham Angermannus (died in October 1607) was the fourth Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala in the ...
Erhard of Queis
Erhard of Queis (born: c. 1490 in Storkow, Brandenburg † 10 September 1529 in Preußisch Holland) was Bishop of Pomesania. He is considered one of the pioneers of the Reformation in Prussia.
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