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The Year of Our Lord 1554

Bishop Events

January to June


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownDiedCarlo AragonaArchbishop of Oristano, Italy
BornDiego de Arce, O.F.M. Obs. †Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio, Italy
53.4AppointedFilippo ArchintoApostolic Nuncio to Venice, ItalyArchbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
BornSebastianus Aroldus, O.F.M. †Bishop of Rethymo, Greece
69.0ResignedMatteo Bandello, O.P. †Bishop of Agen, FranceBishop Emeritus
BornJean de BonsiCardinal, Bishop of Béziers, France
77.0ResignedMichel BriçonnetBishop of Nîmes, FranceBishop Emeritus of Lodève, France
BornGiulio Calvo d’AlbetoBishop of Sora, Italy
45.0ResignedMelchor Cano, O.P. †Bishop of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, SpainBishop Emeritus
AppointedJean de CapdevilleBishop of Lescar, FranceBishop-Elect
BornAntoine de Cea, O. Cart. †Bishop-Elect of Funchal, Portugal
ResignedChristophe de ChauvignéBishop of Saint-Pol-de-Léon, FranceBishop Emeritus
ResignedLeonello Cibo (Cybo)Bishop of Penne e Atri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
49.0DiedFabio ColonnaBishop of Aversa, Italy
BornAntonio CorrioneroBishop of Salamanca, Spain
ResignedMarcantonio della CroceBishop of Tivoli, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornJean DaffisBishop of Lombez, France
ConfirmedGeorge DayBishop of Chichester, England, Great Britain
DiedGiacomo DifnicoBishop of Nona (Nin), Croatia
ResignedPietro Del MonteBishop-Elect of Jesi, ItalyFormer Bishop-Elect
DiedPietro Paolo (Giampaolo) de Thisis (da Pisa)Bishop of Acerra, Italy
DiedAnnet de PlasBishop of Bazas, France
BornFrancisco EsquivelArchbishop of Cagliari, Italy
BornGiovanni Domenico d’EttoreBishop of Ostuni, Italy
23.3AppointedRanuccio Farnese, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Titular Patriarch of ConstantinopleCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
72.0ResignedGiovanni Pietro FerrettiBishop of Lavello, ItalyBishop Emeritus
ResignedAlessandro Stefano Filodori, O.P. †Bishop of Città di Castello, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornGirolamo Giustiniani, O.P. †Bishop Emeritus of Chios (Scio), Greece
40.9AppointedSebastiano GualterioApostolic Nuncio to FranceBishop of Viterbo e Tuscania, Italy
DiedFrancisco GutiérrezBishop of Ischia, Italy
53.0AppointedNicholas HeathBishop of Worcester, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus of York, England, Great Britain
BornPirro ImperoliBishop of Jesi, Italy
DiedFlorence Kirwan, O.F.M. †Bishop of Clonmacnoise, Ireland
ConfirmedAnthony KitchinBishop of Llandaff, Wales, Great Britain
DiedLeonardo de MagistrisBishop of Alessano, Italy
BornTiberio MandosiBishop of Montalto (delle Marche), Italy
BornFernando Martins MascarenhasBishop Emeritus of Faro {Algarve}, Portugal
52.0ResignedAntonio Bernardi della MirandolaBishop of Caserta, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornJuan Moriz SalazarBishop of Huesca, Spain
ResignedTiberio MutiBishop of Assisi, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornLuis Jerónimo Oré, O.F.M. †Bishop of Concepción, Chile
ResignedFrancesco OrsiniBishop-Elect of Tricarico, ItalyFormer Bishop-Elect
DiedPierre Palmier (Paumier)Archbishop of Vienne, France
ConfirmedRichard PatesBishop of Worcester, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
ResignedAlessandro PiccolominiBishop of Montalcino, ItalyBishop of Pienza, Italy
BornManuel Quero TurilloBishop of Cefalù, Italy
62.0ResignedDietrich von RedenBishop of Lübeck, GermanyBishop Emeritus
DiedNiccolò di Lorenzo RodolfiBishop of Orvieto, Italy
BornGregorio de Sanctis, C.R. †Bishop of Belcastro, Italy
ResignedGiulio SartoriArchbishop of Santa Severina, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus
BornOtto SchenkingBishop of Wenden (Windau), Poland
BornAndrés de San Jerónimo, O.S.H. †Bishop of Vic, Spain
DiedAnnibale SpataforaBishop of Lipari, Italy
BornMarcin SzyszkowskiBishop of Kraków, Poland
80.0AppointedCuthbert TunstallBishop of Durham, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
BornFrancesco UbaldiTitular Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia
ResignedAlfonso de ValdecabrasBishop of Dragonara, ItalyBishop Emeritus of Capri, Italy
ResignedJobst von der ReckeBishop of Dorpat (Tartu), EstoniaBishop Emeritus
SucceededAlfonso de Villalobos XeresBishop of Squillace, ItalyBishop Emeritus
DiedEnrique de Villalobos XeresBishop of Squillace, Italy
SelectedRobert Warton (Parfew)Bishop of Hereford, England, Great Britain
SelectedJohn WhiteBishop of Lincoln, England, Great BritainBishop of Winchester, England, Great Britain
AppointedFelix Wiliński (Wiliski), O.P. †Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
AppointedFelix Wiliński (Wiliski), O.P. †Titular Bishop of MethoneAuxiliary Bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
BornPaolo Emilio ZacchiaCardinal, Bishop of Corneto (Tarquinia) e Montefiascone, Italy
1 JanConfirmedJohn Tonory, O.S.A. †Bishop of Ossory, Ireland
9 JanBornAlessandro LudovisiPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
12 JanAppointedMaurice O’Fihely, O.F.M. †Bishop of Ross, Ireland
18 JanBornFrancesco GiustinianiBishop Emeritus of Treviso, Italy
26 JanAppointedGiovanni Andrea CroceBishop of Tivoli, Italy
Feb25.5ResignedJulius von Braunschweig-LüneburgBishop-Elect of Minden, GermanyFormer Bishop-Elect
7 Feb26.8AppointedZaccaria DelfinoApostolic Nuncio to GermanyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Hvar (Lesina), Croatia
1 Mar52.1DiedAlfonso de FuenmayorArchbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
7 MarBornHonoré du LaurensArchbishop of Embrun, France
20 Mar23.2AppointedVitellozzo VitelliBishop of Città di Castello, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
26 MarSelectedHenry MorganBishop of Saint David’s, Wales, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
28 MarSelectedGilbert BourneBishop of Bath and Wells, England, Great Britain
30 MarAppointedBalduino de BalduinisBishop of Aversa, Italy
43.8AppointedGiovanni Battista Cicala (Cicada)Administrator of Mariana, FranceCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
24.2AppointedCarlo Cicala (Cicada)Bishop of Albenga, ItalyBishop Emeritus
24.9ConfirmedJohann von Hoya zu StolzenauBishop of Osnabrück, GermanyBishop of Münster, Germany
46.2AppointedJean de MontlucBishop of Valence and Die, FranceBishop Emeritus
AppointedDionisio de Robertis, O.S.M. †Archbishop of Manfredonia, Italy
60.8AppointedGirolamo Seripando, O.E.S.A. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Salerno, Italy
AprBornGuillaume Gifford, O.S.B. †Archbishop of Reims, France
1 AprOrdained BishopGilbert BourneBishop of Bath and Wells, England, Great Britain
42.2Ordained BishopJames BrooksBishop of Gloucester, England, Great Britain
Ordained BishopGeorge CoatesBishop of Chester, England, Great Britain
Ordained BishopMaurice GriffithBishop of Rochester, England, Great Britain
Ordained BishopHenry MorganBishop of Saint David’s, Wales, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
DiedPiotr StarzechowskiArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
Ordained BishopJohn WhiteBishop of Lincoln, England, Great BritainBishop of Winchester, England, Great Britain
6 Apr21.9AppointedRoland de ChauvignéBishop of Saint-Pol-de-Léon, FranceFormer Bishop-Elect
AppointedHilaire Chervi, O.F.M. †Auxiliary Bishop of Poitiers, France
AppointedHilaire Chervi, O.F.M. †Titular Bishop of HebronAuxiliary Bishop of Poitiers, France
13 AprAppointedNicolas GascoBishop of Syra (Suda)
AppointedFilippo LanciaBishop of Lipari, Italy
AppointedBartolomeo OrsucciBishop of Lavello, Italy
20 AprAppointedFrancesco Maria PiccolominiBishop of Montalcino, Italy
AppointedMarc SorianoTitular Bishop of Arcadia
22 Apr22.7Ordained BishopAntoine de Créqui CanaplesBishop of Nantes, FranceCardinal, Bishop of Amiens, France
22.7Ordained PriestAntoine de Créqui CanaplesPriestCardinal, Bishop of Amiens, France
Ordained BishopMarek Khuen z OlomouceBishop of Olomouc (Olmütz), Czech Republic
27 AprAppointedGirolamo FlaccusAuxiliary Bishop of Brixen {Bressanone}, Italy
AppointedGirolamo FlaccusTitular Bishop of BellineAuxiliary Bishop of Brixen {Bressanone}, Italy
30 AprAppointedGui Bouchard d’AubeterreBishop of Périgueux (Vesuna), France
AppointedDiego Deza TelloBishop of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, SpainBishop of Jaén, Spain
65.8AppointedPedro Pacheco de Villena (Ladrón de Guevara)Cardinal, Bishop of Sigüenza, Spain
AppointedAurelio Tribaldeschi (Sibaldeschi), O.S.Io.Hieros. †Bishop of Ferentino, Italy
10 MayDiedThomas GoodrichBishop of Ely, England, Great Britain
15 May61.0Ordained BishopGirolamo Seripando, O.E.S.A. †Cardinal, Archbishop of Salerno, Italy
18 MayAppointedJean Baptiste de MariBishop of Ventimiglia, Italy
19 MayDiedJán HazBishop of Olomouc (Olmütz), Czech Republic
23 May39.6ResignedProspero Publicola SantacroceApostolic Nuncio to FranceCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano
5 JunBornBenedetto GiustinianiCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
13 JunResignedMarcus (Avunculus) VetterAuxiliary Bishop of Augsburg, GermanyAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus
16 Jun53.3ResignedLodovico Beccadelli (Beccatelli)Apostolic Nuncio to Venice, ItalyArchbishop Emeritus of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), Croatia
21 Jun54.4AppointedThomas ThirlbyBishop of Ely, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
25 Jun24.4AppointedRobert de BerghesCoadjutor Bishop of Liège, BelgiumBishop Emeritus
37.3AppointedLuigi CornaroArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), CroatiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
33.7AppointedAlessandro Farnese (Jr.)Administrator of Viviers (Aps), FranceCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
39.4AppointedSimon de Maillé de BrézéArchbishop of Tours, France
AppointedEugene O’Doherty (O’Dochartaid), O.S.A. †Bishop of Derry, Ireland
32.4AppointedGirolamo SimoncelliBishop of Orvieto, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
AppointedHermann Weiland (Wessal)Bishop of Dorpat (Tartu), Estonia
29 Jun64.4ResignedEdward StaplesBishop of Meath, IrelandBishop Emeritus
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