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The Year of Our Lord 1550

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownBornGiovanni Stefano AjazzaBishop of Asti, Italy
DiedArnold AnnebatBishop of Reval (Rewel), Estonia
BornGerolamo Arsengo, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Bacău, Romania
30.0Ordained PriestAntonio Avendaño y Paz, O.F.M. Obs. †Priest of Order of Observant Friars MinorBishop of Quito, Ecuador
25.0ResignedJean de BarbançonBishop-Elect of Pamiers, FranceFormer Bishop-Elect
BornConstantino BarradasBishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
SucceededJean B. BernardiBishop of Ajaccio, FranceBishop Emeritus
75.0DiedGerolamo BorgiaBishop of Massa Lubrense, Italy
27.9SucceededGiovanni Carlo BovioBishop of Ostuni, ItalyArchbishop of Brindisi, Italy
ResignedPietro BovioBishop of Ostuni, ItalyBishop Emeritus
DiedGiovanni Maria ButtinoniBishop Emeritus of Sagone (Sagona), France
DiedValentino CantalicioBishop of Penne e Atri, Italy
BornGiovanni Andrea Garga, O.P. †Bishop of Syros (e Milos), Greece
DiedGregorio Castagnola, O.P. †Bishop of Milos (Melos), Greece
DiedOctaviano Cibo (Cybo)Bishop of Mariana, France
BornTommaso ConfettiBishop of Muro Lucano, Italy
BornFrançois Vernède-CorneillanBishop of Rodez, France
46.4ResignedGiovanni Della CasaApostolic Nuncio to Venice, ItalyArchbishop of Benevento, Italy
22.7Ordained PriestZaccaria DelfinoPriestCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Hvar (Lesina), Croatia
72.0DiedNiklaus DiesbachCoadjutor Bishop Emeritus of Basel, Switzerland
70.0DiedAntonio de la Cruz, O.F.M. Obs. †Bishop of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
DiedFerdinando de’ MediciBishop of Cefalonia e Zante, Greece
39.0ResignedMichele della TorreApostolic Nuncio to FranceCardinal, Bishop of Ceneda, Italy
BornJosé (Giuseppe) Esteve Juan (Stefano)Bishop of Orihuela, Spain
29.2ResignedAlessandro Farnese (Jr.)Titular Patriarch of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, PalestineCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
ResignedAscanio FerreriBishop of Montepeloso, ItalyBishop Emeritus
DiedJuan FerrerArchbishop of Arles, France
BornJohann Flugi d&rqsuo;ApremontBishop Emeritus of Chur, Switzerland
ResignedFrancisco Frías, O.S.A. †Bishop of Ario, GreeceBishop Emeritus
BornJuan García ValdemoraBishop of Tui, Spain
53.0ResignedStephen GardinerBishop of Winchester, England, Great Britain
ResignedLuca GauricoBishop of Civitate (Città or Civita), ItalyBishop Emeritus
DiedSforza Geraldini d’AmeliaBishop of Catanzaro, Italy
ResignedGirolamo GhianderoniBishop of Ancona e Numana, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornVincenzo GiustinianiBishop of Gravina (di Puglia), Italy
ResignedAlessandro GuidiccioniBishop of Ajaccio, FranceBishop Emeritus
AppointedVicente de Lagos, O.F.M. †Bishop of Angamalé, India
DiedTommaso LambertiniBishop of Isola, Italy
BornGregor LeisentritPrefect of Meißen (Meissen) {Lusazia o Lausitz; Sassonia}, Germany
BornGermanico MalaspinaBishop of San Severo, Italy
DiedBaldassare Marachi (Monaco), O.S.A. †Bishop of Lesina, Italy
BornLorenzo Monzonís Galatina, O.F.M. †Bishop of Pozzuoli, Italy
BornClaude de MorenneBishop of Sées {Séez}, France
14.0ProfessedSebastião de Morais de Funchal, S.J. †Member of Society of JesusBishop of Funay (Funai), Japan
DiedAngelo Pasquali, O.P. †Bishop of Mottola (Motula), Italy
AppointedPeter PerčićBishop of Seckau, Austria
DiedBartholomaeus Portaligni, O. Carm. †Titular Bishop of Troja
35.2ResignedProspero Publicola SantacroceApostolic Nuncio to GermanyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano
BornGiulio Cesare RiccardiArchbishop of Bari (-Canosa), Italy
BornAdrian von Riedmatten (I)Bishop of Sion {Sitten}, Switzerland
DiedFilos RoverellaBishop of Ascoli Piceno, Italy
BornSzymon RudnickiBishop of Warmia (Ermland), Poland
21.0Ordained PriestUrban SagstetterPriest of Wien, AustriaBishop of Gurk, Austria
BornPaolo Emilio SammarcoBishop of Umbriatico (Umbriaticum), Italy
56.0ResignedGiovanni Tommaso SanfeliceBishop of Cava (de’ Tirreni), ItalyBishop of Venosa, Italy
DiedFrancesco Bernardino SimonettaBishop of Perugia, Italy
BornJan TarnowskiArchbishop of Gniezno, Poland
DiedJános ThurzóBishop of Nitra, Slovakia
DiedCharles de TournonBishop of Viviers (Aps), France
BornJacques Turicella, O.F.M. †Bishop of Marseille, France
BornErcole VaccariArchbishop of Rossano, Italy
ResignedGerolamo VeccianiBishop of Vulturara e Montecorvino, ItalyBishop Emeritus
ResignedGiovanni Vigerio de Voragine, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Chios (Scio), GreeceBishop Emeritus
AppointedChristoph WertweinBishop of Wiener Neustadt, AustriaBishop-Elect
1 JanDiedPedro ManuelArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
15 Jan48.0SelectedNikolaus von CarlowitzBishop of Meißen (Meissen), Germany
18 JanDiedMagnus MecklenburgBishop of Schwerin, Germany
31 Jan49.0DiedNiccolò RidolfiCardinal, Administrator of Vicenza, Italy
7 Feb62.4ElectedGiovanni Maria Ciocchi del MontePope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
21 Feb60.1DiedPhilippe de La Chambre, O.S.B. †Cardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati
22 Feb62.4InstalledGiovanni Maria Ciocchi del MontePope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
AppointedGiovanni Girolamo de’ RossiBishop of Pavia, Italy
24 Feb57.1AppointedLouis de Bourbon de Vendôme (II)Cardinal-Bishop of PalestrinaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Laon, France
28 Feb61.6AppointedJuan Álvarez de Toledo, O.P. †Cardinal-Priest of San PancrazioCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
58.1AppointedJean du BellayCardinal-Bishop of AlbanoCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
73.6AppointedGian Pietro CarafaCardinal-Bishop of FrascatiPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
49.6AppointedFederico CesiCardinal-Priest of Santa PriscaCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
58.5AppointedInnocenzo Cibo (Cybo)Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via LataCardinal, Archbishop of Genova, Italy
62.1AppointedGeorges d’Amboise (II)Cardinal-Priest of Santi Marcellino e PietroCardinal, Archbishop of Rouen, France
51.1AppointedNiccolò GaddiCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in DomnicaCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Via Lata
41.4AppointedFrancisco Mendoza BobadillaCardinal-Priest of Sant’EusebioCardinal, Bishop of Burgos, Spain
56.1AppointedFrancesco PisaniCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Portico (Octaviae)Cardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
57.1AppointedAntoine Sanguin de MeudonCardinal-Priest of San CrisogonoCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Orléans, France
AppointedCristoforo SpiritiPatriarch of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
61.1AppointedFrançois de Tournon, C.R.S.A. †Cardinal-Bishop of SabinaCardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, France
36.0AppointedOtto Truchseß von WaldburgCardinal-Priest of Santa SabinaCardinal, Bishop of Augsburg, Germany
MarDiedGiovanni Battista CiboBishop of Marseille, France
AppointedPompeo ZambeccariApostolic Nuncio to PortugalBishop of Valva e Sulmona, Italy
4 Mar49.0AppointedLodovico Beccadelli (Beccatelli)Apostolic Nuncio to Venice, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), Croatia
51.3ResignedGiovanni RicciApostolic Nuncio to PortugalCardinal, Archbishop of Pisa, Italy
5 MarAppointedCristóvão de CastroBishop of Guarda, Portugal
32.2AppointedFulvio Giulio della Corgna, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Bishop of Perugia, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
68.1AppointedGiovanni Pietro FerrettiBishop of Lavello, ItalyBishop Emeritus
AppointedAlexander GordonArchbishop of Glasgow, Scotland, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
AppointedRoderick MacLeanBishop of The Isles (Sodor), Scotland, Great Britain
41.1AppointedLeonardo Marini, O.P. †Apostolic Administrator of Mantova, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Alba (Pompea), Italy
41.1AppointedLeonardo Marini, O.P. †Titular Bishop of Laodicea in PhrygiaBishop Emeritus of Alba (Pompea), Italy
AppointedPhilibert de RyeCoadjutor Bishop of Genève {Geneva}, SwitzerlandBishop
7 MarOrdained BishopPedro Gómez Malaver (Maraver)Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
9 Mar26.4AppointedCharles Bourbon de VendômeAdministrator of Carcassonne, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Rouen, France
10 Mar61.6InstalledPedro Pacheco de Villena (Ladrón de Guevara)Cardinal-Priest of Santa BalbinaCardinal, Bishop of Sigüenza, Spain
13 MarAppointedStefano Gattalusio, O.S.B. †Bishop of Milos (Melos), Greece
16 Mar45.8Ordained BishopStanislaw Hosius (Hozjusz)Bishop of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), PolandCardinal, Bishop of Warmia (Ermland), Poland
17 MarAppointedAngelo Bragadino, O.P. †Bishop of Vicenza, Italy
19 Mar64.4AppointedGiovanni Angelo ArcimboldiArchbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
DiedJean de Arena de Colonia, O. Carm. †Auxiliary Bishop of Metz, France
51.2AppointedTristan de Bizet, O.S.B. †Bishop of Saintes, FranceBishop Emeritus
26.4ResignedCharles Bourbon de VendômeBishop of Saintes, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Rouen, France
45.2AppointedFabio ColonnaTitular Patriarch of ConstantinopleBishop of Aversa, Italy
40.5AppointedIppolito d’Este (II)Archbishop (Personal Title) of Novara, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
40.2AppointedIvan Albert Gliričić Dujmić, O.P. †Bishop of Krk (Veglia), Croatia
19.6ResignedRanuccio Farnese, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Titular Patriarch of ConstantinopleCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
AppointedAscanio Geronimo Geraldini d’AmeliaBishop of Catanzaro, Italy
AppointedJoannes HuotAuxiliary Bishop of Metz, France
AppointedJoannes HuotTitular Bishop of BasilitanusAuxiliary Bishop of Metz, France
AppointedJohannes KridtAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, Germany
AppointedJohannes KridtTitular Bishop of AkkaAuxiliary Bishop of Münster, Germany
29.2ConfirmedThomas von PlantaBishop of Chur, Switzerland
1 Apr50.2AppointedThomas ThirlbyBishop of Norwich, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus of Ely, England, Great Britain
5 AprBornAndrés PachecoBishop Emeritus of Cuenca, Spain
6 Apr40.2Ordained PriestJakob von EltzPriest of Trier, GermanyArchbishop
14 Apr58.6DiedInnocenzo Cibo (Cybo)Cardinal, Archbishop of Genova, Italy
16 Apr44.2ConfirmedMichael HeldingBishop of Merseburg, Germany
18 Apr55.1AppointedGiacomo Puteo (del Pozzo)Archbishop of Bari (-Canosa), ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
AppointedGirolamo SauliArchbishop of Genova, Italy
25 Apr36.3AppointedAntonio Trivulzio (Jr.)Apostolic Nuncio to FranceCardinal, Bishop of Toulon, France
1 May12.3AppointedLuigi d’EsteBishop of Ferrara, ItalyCardinal, Administrator of Auch, France
60.1ResignedGiovanni SalviatiAdministrator of Ferrara, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
10 May52.0DiedJean de LorraineCardinal, Bishop of Metz, France
DiedBarthélemy SostionAbbot of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
17 May50.6DiedJohann Albrecht von BrandenburgArchbishop of Magdeburg, Germany
18 May25.2SucceededCharles de Guise de LorraineBishop of Metz, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Reims, France
20 MayBornSimeone Tagliavia d’AragoniaCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
23 MayAppointedZaccaria Giovanni Divanic (Perconick)Bishop of Pedena, Austria
38.3AppointedEgidio Foscarari, O.P. †Bishop of Modena, Italy
AppointedGiulio GonzagaTitular Patriarch of Alexandria {Alessandria}Titular Patriarch-Elect
AppointedBaltazar Limpo, O. Carm. †Archbishop of Braga, Portugal
AppointedGian Matteo Luchi (di Luca)Bishop of Ancona e Numana, ItalyBishop of Tropea, Italy
41.3ResignedGiovanni Gerolamo Morone (Moroni)Bishop of Modena, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
AppointedUrbano Vigerio della RovereBishop of Senigallia, Italy
24 May49.0AppointedMarcello CerviniLibrarian of the Vatican LibraryPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
30 May18.4Elevated to CardinalInnocenzo Ciocchi del MonteCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata
65.4ResignedRobert de LénoncourtBishop of Chalons-sur-Marne, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Arles, France
23.4AppointedPhilippe de LénoncourtBishop of Chalons-sur-Marne, FranceCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Index
18.4AppointedLudovico MadruzzoCoadjutor Bishop of Trento, ItalyCardinal, Bishop
32.4AppointedGiovanni Andrea MercurioCardinal, Archbishop of Messina, Italy
24.4AppointedPierre François PallaviciniCoadjutor Bishop of Aleria, FranceBishop
49.7AppointedSebastiano Antonio PighiniCardinal, Archbishop of Manfredonia, Italy
AppointedGerardo RambaldiBishop of Civitate (Città or Civita), Italy
AppointedDionisio de Robertis, O.S.M. †Bishop of Ferentino, ItalyArchbishop of Manfredonia, Italy
2 Jun18.4InstalledInnocenzo Ciocchi del MonteCardinal-Deacon of Sant’OnofrioCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata
28.4AppointedMarco Fedele GonzagaBishop of Ossero (Osor), CroatiaBishop of Mantova, Italy
65.4AppointedFerenc UjlakyBishop of Győr (Raab), HungaryBishop of Eger, Hungary
6 JunBornMaffeo VenierArchbishop of Corfù, Greece
8 Jun26.5Ordained BishopLorenzo StrozziBishop of Béziers, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Aix, France
11 JunDiedJohann LaymannAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Germany
15 JunBornAlfonso del Galdo, O.P. †Bishop of Comayagua, Honduras
16 Jun50.4InstalledJulião de AlvaBishop of Portalegre, PortugalBishop Emeritus of Miranda (do Douro), Portugal
17 Jun40.8ResignedIppolito d’Este (II)Administrator of Autun, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
20 JunAppointedLorenzo de Gerardis, O.P. †Bishop of Modruš, Croatia
22 Jun40.4SelectedJean MilesAbbot of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
27 Jun61.9AppointedJuan Álvarez de Toledo, O.P. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
AppointedJohannes Alberti, O.P. †Auxiliary Bishop of Halberstadt, Germany
AppointedJohannes Alberti, O.P. †Titular Bishop of Tripolis in PhoeniciaAuxiliary Bishop of Halberstadt, Germany
66.4AppointedCristoforo Guidalotti Ciocchi del MonteBishop of Marseille, FranceCardinal, Bishop of Cagli, Italy
AppointedGiovanni Ciocchi del MonteBishop of Cagli, Italy
38.5AppointedAndrea CornaroCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in DomnicaCardinal, Bishop of Brescia, Italy
40.8AppointedIppolito d’Este (II)Administrator of Narbonne, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
AppointedPaolo FieschiBishop of Chios (Scio), Greece
47.4ResignedAntonio de Fonseca, O.S.A. †Bishop of Pamplona, SpainBishop Emeritus
51.4AppointedNiccolò GaddiCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via LataCardinal, Cardinal-Priest
48.4AppointedTimoteo Giustiniani, O.P. †Bishop of Ario, GreeceBishop of Strongoli, Italy
22.6AppointedLouis de Guise de LorraineBishop of Albi, FranceCardinal, Bishop of Metz, France
41.7AppointedFrancisco Mendoza BobadillaCardinal, Bishop of Burgos, Spain
57.4AppointedAlvaro MoscosoBishop of Pamplona, SpainBishop of Zamora, Spain
40.4AppointedPedro Ponce de LéonBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, SpainBishop of Plasencia, Spain
43.4AppointedGaspar Zúñiga y AvellanedaBishop of Segovia, SpainCardinal, Archbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
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