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The Year of Our Lord 1553

Bishop Events

January to June


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownAppointedFranz Abstemius BornemissaBishop of Wiener Neustadt, Austria
AppointedElie-Hormez Habib Elias AsmarArchbishop of Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), Turkey
BornAngelo Baroni, O.P. †Bishop of Chioggia, Italy
BornWilliam BishopVicar Apostolic of England (and Wales), Great Britain
BornPietro CamporiCardinal, Bishop of Cremona, Italy
DiedBenedetto ConversiniBishop of Jesi, Italy
41.0ResignedWilliam CunninghamBishop-Elect of Argyll (Lismore), Scotland, Great BritainFormer Bishop-Elect
DiedPaolo de CupisBishop of Recanati, Italy
DiedPietro Antonio de AngelisBishop of Nepi e Sutri, Italy
DiedPaolo del CarrettoBishop of Cahors, France
DiedVicente de Peraza (Pirez), O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Panamá
DiedMilon d’IlliersBishop of Luçon, France
51.5AppointedClemente d’Olera, O.F.M. Obs. †Minister General of Order of Observant Friars MinorCardinal, Bishop of Foligno, Italy
BornMaschio FerracutiBishop of Vieste, Italy
AppointedRoland Baron FitzgeraldArchbishop of Cashel, Ireland
AppointedGabriel Bishop
BornAgostino Galamini, O.P. †Cardinal, Bishop of Osimo, Italy
BornAntonio Maria GalloCardinal, Bishop of Osimo, Italy
56.0AppointedStephen GardinerBishop of Winchester, England, Great Britain
BornWolfgang von HausenBishop of Regensburg, Germany
AppointedHnan-Jesu Archbishop of Mardin (Chaldean), Turkey
AppointedJoseph Archbishop of Seert (Chaldean), Turkey
47.0ResignedClaude de La GuicheBishop of Mirepoix, FranceBishop Emeritus
DiedToribio LópezBishop of Miranda (do Douro), Portugal
DiedMarco MalipieroBishop of Hvar (Lesina), Croatia
BornPedro Manrique de Lara, O.S.A. †Archbishop of Zaragoza, Spain
AppointedEbed-Jesu MaronArchbishop of Gazireh (Gezira) (Chaldean), TurkeyPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
64.0Ordained BishopAlfonso de Montufar, O.P. †Archbishop of México, Federal District
AppointedPaolo OdescalchiApostolic Nuncio to SwitzerlandBishop Emeritus of Penne e Atri, Italy
ResignedGiacomo Ponzetti (Poncetti)Bishop of Molfetta, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornJan Andrzej PróchnickiArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
37.0AppointedOttaviano della Raverta (Rovere)Apostolic Nuncio to SwitzerlandBishop of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy
BornOnofre ReartBishop Emeritus of Gerona, Spain
BornRafael Ripoz, O.P. †Bishop of Perpignan-Elne, France
BornFrancisco Gómez Rojas de SandovalCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of San Sisto
BornRafael RovirolaBishop of Barcelona, Spain
BornBernardo de Salba, O.F.M. †Bishop of Urgell, Spain
DiedAgostino SbardelattiBishop of Vác, Hungary
BornOrazio SpannocchiBishop of Chiusi, Italy
AppointedAnnibale SpataforaBishop of Lipari, Italy
DiedGiovanni StatilioBishop of Transilvania, Erdély, Siebenbürgen, Romania
DiedSebastiano ValentiBishop of Terni, Italy
DiedFabio VigiliBishop of Spoleto, Italy
JanDiedTorben BilleArchbishop Emeritus of Lund, Sweden
1 JanDiedJuan TormoBishop of Vic, Spain
18 Jan65.0DiedBenedykt IzdbieńskiBishop of Poznań, Poland
23 JanAppointedCesare de’ GiacomelliBishop of Belcastro, Italy
5 FebOrdained BishopBernardino de CarmonaTitular Bishop of SoltaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
6 FebDiedJean de la Massonaye, O.S.A. †Auxiliary Bishop of Mâcon, France
AppointedAntoine HérouetBishop of Digne, France
20 Feb43.1ConfirmedShimun (Jean-Simon) Sulaqa (Sulaka)Patriarch of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
22 Feb59.1ConfirmedEberhard von HirnheimBishop of Eichstätt, Germany
28 FebDiedJoão de Albuquerque, O.F.M. †Bishop of Goa, India
1 Mar31.5AppointedGiovanni Battista CastagnaArchbishop of Rossano, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
46.1AppointedAndrzej CzarnkowskiBishop of Poznań, Poland
53.9AppointedGiovanni Angelo de’ MediciArchbishop (Personal Title) of Cassano all’Jonio, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
66.1ConfirmedGeorge Dowdall, O. Crucif. †Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland
AppointedBernardino FigueroaTitular Archbishop of NazarethArchbishop of Brindisi, Italy
AppointedSebastiano PorticoArchbishop of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), CroatiaBishop of Foligno, Italy
56.1ResignedGirolamo VeralloBishop of Capaccio, ItalyCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Rossano, Italy
AppointedPaolo Emilio VeralloArchbishop (Personal Title) of Capaccio, ItalyBishop Emeritus
6 Mar48.9ResignedAlessandro CampeggiBishop of Bologna, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
40.1AppointedGiovanni CampeggiBishop of Bologna, Italy
60.1ResignedGiovanni Domenico de CupisAdministrator of Recanati, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
AppointedGerolamo MelchioriBishop of Macerata, ItalyBishop Emeritus
AppointedFilippo RoccabellaBishop of Recanati, Italy
10 MarOrdained BishopLuigi SerristoriBishop of Bitetto, Italy
15 MarDiedÉtienne PoncherArchbishop of Tours, France
22 MarAppointedFriedrich von AmptenBishop of Reval (Rewel), Estonia
35.3AppointedFulvio Giulio della Corgna, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Administrator of Spoleto, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
35.3ResignedFulvio Giulio della Corgna, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Bishop of Perugia, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
AppointedIppolito della CorgnaBishop of Perugia, ItalyBishop Emeritus
30 Mar31.6Ordained DeaconGiovanni Battista CastagnaDeaconPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
31.6Ordained PriestGiovanni Battista CastagnaPriestPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
3 AprAppointedFrançois de La GuicheBishop of Mirepoix, FranceBishop-Elect
4 Apr31.6Ordained BishopGiovanni Battista CastagnaArchbishop of Rossano, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
9 AprDiedFrançois de La GuicheBishop-Elect of Mirepoix, France
43.2Ordained BishopShimun (Jean-Simon) Sulaqa (Sulaka)Patriarch of Mossul (Chaldean), Iraq
17 Apr24.2AppointedUrban SagstetterAuxiliary Bishop of Passau, GermanyBishop of Gurk, Austria
24.2AppointedUrban SagstetterTitular Bishop of Symbalia (Cembalo)Bishop of Gurk, Austria
23 Apr24.8AppointedJulius von Braunschweig-LüneburgBishop of Minden, GermanyFormer Bishop-Elect
62.3ResignedFranz von WaldeckBishop of Münster, GermanyBishop Emeritus
28 AprAppointedJuan AriasBishop of Lérida, Spain
ResignedBernardo da Cruz, O.P. †Bishop of São Tomé e PríncipeBishop Emeritus
56.3AppointedFernando de Loaces (Loazes), O.P. †Bishop of Tortosa, SpainArchbishop of Valencia, Spain
32.5AppointedAlessandro Farnese (Jr.)Administrator of Tours, FranceCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
AppointedBartolomeo Gisselino MirandolaAuxiliary Bishop of Mantova, Italy
AppointedBartolomeo Gisselino MirandolaTitular Bishop of CitrusAuxiliary Bishop of Mantova, Italy
5 MayAppointedAmbroise Buttigeg, O.P. †Titular Bishop of Hauara
26.1AppointedZaccaria DelfinoBishop of Hvar (Lesina), CroatiaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
7 MayDiedMarcantonio CampeggiBishop of Grosseto, Italy
17 MayAppointedLucas CeratoAuxiliary Bishop of Parma, Italy
AppointedLucas CeratoTitular Bishop of Constantia in ArabiaAuxiliary Bishop of Parma, Italy
AppointedPietro Gritti (Gaitti)Bishop of Poreč (Parenzo), Croatia
57.3AppointedFabio MignaneliiAdministrator of Grosseto, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Lucera, Italy
AppointedPietro de Petris del MonteBishop of Lucera, Italy
20 MayDiedChristoph WertweinBishop of Wiener Neustadt, AustriaBishop-Elect
24 JunBornJuan de CervantesBishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
25 Jun59.4Ordained BishopEberhard von HirnheimBishop of Eichstätt, Germany
29 Jun24.4Ordained BishopUrban SagstetterTitular Bishop of Symbalia (Cembalo)Bishop of Gurk, Austria
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