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The Year of Our Lord 1555

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownBornJuan Bautista Acevedo MuñozHoz de AneroBishop Emeritus of Valladolid, Spain
DiedMiguel Jerónimo de Ballesteros (Vallesteros)Bishop of Coro, Venezuela
ResignedGian Francesco BorengoBishop of Larino, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornFrancesco CampanariVerulanBishop of Alatri, Italy
AppointedRodrigo de CarvalhoBishop of Miranda (do Douro), Portugal
BornAlfonso Coloma SaEldaBishop of Cartagena (en España)
BornAntonio de Alzega (Alcega), O.F.M. †Azpeitia, SpainBishop of Coro, Venezuela
37.1ResignedFulvio Giulio della Corgna, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Administrator of Spoleto, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
45.4AppointedIppolito d’Este (II)Administrator of Milano {Milan}, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy
AppointedVincenzo DiedoPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
70.0DiedCristóbal de PedrazaBishop of Comayagua, Honduras
BornAlexander de Turre, C.R.L. †Bishop of Hierapetra et Sitia, Greece
34.2AppointedAlessandro Farnese (Jr.)Administrator of Spoleto, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
BornCristovão de Jesu Fonseca, O.SS.T. †UlixbonenAuxiliary Bishop of Évora, Portugal
DiedAchille GrassiBishop of Corneto (Tarquinia) e Montefiascone, Italy
BornJohann Georg von HallwylBernhausenBishop of Konstanz {Constance}, Germany
AppointedEbed-Jesu MaronPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
ResignedFrancesco (Franzino) MicheliBishop of Casale Monferrato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornGeorgius PerpignaniCretenBishop of Canea (Cydonia, Egée), Greece
BornFranciscus PersicoSpoletiBishop of Montepeloso, Italy
47.0Ordained PriestAlessandro PiccolominiPriestCoadjutor Archbishop of Siena, Italy
33.0AppointedLuigi PisaniCardinal, Bishop of Padova {Padua}, Italy
61.0ResignedFrancesco PisaniBishop of Padova {Padua}, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
BornJoão de Portugal, O.P. †Bishop of Viseu, Portugal
BornAlessandro RossiBishop of Parma, Italy
BornJuan Ruiz VillosladaTorrecillaBishop of Catania, Italy
DiedMarco SalvidiBishop of San Leone, Italy
BornEucharius SangMellrichstadtAuxiliary Bishop of Würzburg, Germany
BornWilhelm von Schenking zu BevernOstbevernBishop-Elect of Osnabrück, Germany
BornStanisław SiecińskiDobrzynensiBishop of Przemyśl, Poland
DiedJean-Simon SulakaPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
BornDomingos Torrado, O.S.A. †FontanaAuxiliary Bishop of Goa, India
ResignedAlfonso de ValdecabrasBishop of Capri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
ResignedDionisio Zannettini, O.F.M. †Bishop of Mylopotamos, GreeceBishop Emeritus
6 Jan40.2Ordained BishopMichael von KuenburgArchbishop of Salzburg, Austria
7 JanAppointedGiulio GallettiBishop of Alessano, ItalyBishop Emeritus
15 JanBornGirolamo AgucchiBologna, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Vincoli
23 Jan36.1AppointedMelchior Miguel Carneiro Leitão, S.J. †Titular Bishop of NicaeaPatriarch of Ethiopia
38.1AppointedAndrés de Oviedo, S.J. †Coadjutor Patriarch of EthiopiaPatriarch
38.1AppointedAndrés de Oviedo, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in PhrygiaPatriarch of Ethiopia
FebBornLuis Fernández de CórdobaCórdobaArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
1 Feb70.1DiedFrantišek UjlakyBishop of Eger, Hungary
6 Feb13.4InstalledRoberto de’ NobiliCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Domnica
13 FebAppointedGiovanni Antonio GalloAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
AppointedGiovanni Antonio GalloTitular Bishop of SalonaAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
19 Feb54.1SelectedNicholas HeathArchbishop of York, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
24 Feb56.1Ordained BishopVirgilio RosarioCardinal, Bishop of Ischia, Italy
7 Mar18.9ProfessedIgnazio (Pellegrino) Danti, O.P. †Member of Order of Friars PreachersBishop of Alatri, Italy
18 MarDiedIsidoro Clario, O.S.B. †Bishop of Foligno, Italy
47.0DiedSebastian von HeusenstammArchbishop of Mainz, Germany
23 Mar67.5DiedGiovanni Maria Ciocchi del MontePope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
6 Apr69.5DiedGiovanni Angelo ArcimboldiArchbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
9 Apr53.9ElectedMarcello CerviniPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
10 Apr53.9Ordained BishopMarcello CerviniPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
18 Apr33.1SelectedDaniel Brendel von HomburgArchbishop of Mainz, Germany
27 Apr53.3DiedNikolaus von CarlowitzBishop of Meißen (Meissen), Germany
1 May54.0DiedMarcello CerviniPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
5 May38.3Ordained BishopAndrés de Oviedo, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in PhrygiaPatriarch of Ethiopia
7 MayAppointedFeliks LigęzaArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
13 MayBornJohann Philipp von GebsattelBishop-Elect of Bamberg, Germany
23 May78.9ElectedGian Pietro CarafaPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
26 May78.9InstalledGian Pietro CarafaPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
36.3ConfirmedGeorg Fuchs von RügheimCoadjutor Bishop of Bamberg, GermanyBishop
Ordained BishopGiovanni Antonio GalloTitular Bishop of SalonaAuxiliary Bishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
29 May66.9AppointedJuan Álvarez de Toledo, O.P. †Cardinal-Bishop of FrascatiCardinal, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
63.4AppointedJean du BellayCardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)Cardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
55.8AppointedBartolomé de la Cueva y ToledoCardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in GerusalemmeCardinal, Administrator of Manfredonia, Italy
37.5AppointedFulvio Giulio della Corgna, O.S.Io.Hieros. †Cardinal-Priest of San Bartolomeo all’IsolaCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
60.4AppointedGirolamo DoriaCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Portico (Octaviae)Cardinal, Administrator of Tarragona, Spain
30.8SelectedJohann von HaugwitzBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyFormer Bishop-Elect
55.3AppointedRodolfo PioCardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa RufinaCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
61.4AppointedFrancesco PisaniCardinal-Bishop of AlbanoCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
61.4ResignedFrancesco PisaniCardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Portico (Octaviae)Cardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
60.3AppointedGiacomo PuteoCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in ViaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Bari (-Canosa), Italy
32.4AppointedGiacomo SavelliAdministrator of Gubbio, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
5 Jun50.4AppointedPedro Acuña AvellanedaBishop of Salamanca, Spain
AppointedPedro Castro LemosBishop of Cuenca, Spain
AppointedScipione d’EsteBishop of Casale Monferrato, Italy
AppointedDiego Sarmiento SotomayorBishop of Astorga, Spain
7 Jun38.2Elevated to CardinalCarlo CarafaCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Nicola in Carcere
11 JunOrdained BishopFeliks LigęzaArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
16 JunDiedJohann HorneburgBishop of Lebus, Germany
21 Jun51.5ConfirmedRalph BainesBishop of Coventry and Lichfield, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
AppointedHugh CurwenArchbishop of Dublin, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus
AppointedWilliam GlynBishop of Bangor, Wales, Great Britain
54.5AppointedThomas Goldwell, C.R. †Bishop of Saint Asaph, Wales, Great Britain
54.5ConfirmedNicholas HeathArchbishop of York, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
ConfirmedJohn Hopton, O.P. †Bishop of Norwich, England, Great Britain
AppointedThomas StanleyBishop of The Isles (Sodor), Scotland, Great Britain
AppointedJames TurbervilleBishop of Exeter, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
27 JunDiedBalthasar de JarenteArchbishop of Embrun, France
Jul54.5Ordained BishopThomas Goldwell, C.R. †Bishop of Saint Asaph, Wales, Great Britain
6 JulBornLouis II de Guise de LorraineDampierreCardinal, Archbishop of Reims, France
ConfirmedRobert Warton (Parfew)Bishop of Hereford, England, Great Britain
17 JulAppointedBelisario BaldevinoBishop of Larino, Italy
AppointedFausto CaffarelliBishop of Fondi (Fundi), Italy
AppointedMuzio CaliniArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), CroatiaBishop of Terni, Italy
38.4ResignedLuigi CornaroArchbishop of Zadar (Zara), CroatiaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
27.7InstalledLouis de Guise de LorraineCardinal-Deacon of San Tommaso in ParioneCardinal, Bishop of Metz, France
AppointedDiego Tavera Ponce de LéonBishop of Jaén, Spain
AppointedGiacomo Surreto, O.F.M. †Bishop of Mylopotamos, Greece
56.5InstalledPietro Tagliavia d’AragoniaCardinal-Priest of San CallistoCardinal, Archbishop of Palermo, Italy
AppointedRafael UbacBishop of Elne, France
18 JulDiedWaclaw WierzbickiBishop of Žemaičiai (Samogizia o Tels; Żmudź), Lithuania
AugBornPedro Ginés CasanovaValenciaBishop of Segorbe, Spain
23 Aug33.4ConfirmedDaniel Brendel von HomburgArchbishop of Mainz, Germany
38.4InstalledCarlo CarafaCardinal-Deacon of Santi Vito, Modesto e CrescenziaCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Nicola in Carcere
AppointedGiulio Pavesi, O.P. †Bishop of San Leone, ItalyArchbishop of Sorrento, Italy
25 AugOrdained BishopDiego Sarmiento SotomayorBishop of Astorga, Spain
4 Sep65.7DiedPaweł Algimunt HolszańskiBishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
8 SepOrdained BishopHugh CurwenArchbishop of Dublin, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus
Ordained BishopWilliam GlynBishop of Bangor, Wales, Great Britain
Ordained BishopJames TurbervilleBishop of Exeter, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
67.7DiedSt. Tomás de Villanueva, O.S.A. †Archbishop of Valencia, Spain
10 Sep65.2DiedJuan Lopez de ZárateBishop of Antequera, Oaxaca, México
12 Sep62.7DiedJuan Salazar FernándezBishop of Lanciano, Italy
19 SepAppointedLodovico Beccatelli (Beccadelli)Archbishop of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), CroatiaArchbishop Emeritus
AppointedSebastiano PorticoArchbishop (Personal Title) of Foligno, ItalyBishop
AppointedErcole TambosiBishop of Ravello, Italy
24 Sep50.7DiedPedro Acuña AvellanedaBishop of Salamanca, Spain
2 OctAppointedGiulio Pavesi, O.P. †Bishop of Vieste, ItalyArchbishop of Sorrento, Italy
6 OctDiedMario AligeriBishop of Rieti, Italy
10 OctBornFrancesco VendraminVeniceCardinal, Patriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
58.8DiedGirolamo VeralloCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Rossano, Italy
23 OctAppointedGiovanni Battista OsioBishop of Rieti, Italy
AppointedGiulio RossiBishop of San Leone, Italy
25 Oct32.6AppointedGianfrancesco CommendoneBishop of Cefalonia e Zante, GreeceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
46.8AppointedGirolamo DandiniCardinal-Priest of San MarcelloCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Imola, Italy
31.2ConfirmedJohann von HaugwitzBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyFormer Bishop-Elect
12 Nov58.9DiedStephen GardinerBishop of Winchester, England, Great Britain
13 NovBornMaximiliano de AustriaJaénArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1 Dec55.7AppointedReginald PoleCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in CosmedinCardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
4 DecResignedThomas CranmerArchbishop of Canterbury, England, Great BritainArchbishop Emeritus
5 Dec41.9DiedWolfgang von SalmBishop of Passau, Germany
11 Dec31.8AppointedCharles de Guise de LorraineCardinal-Priest of Sant’ApollinareCardinal, Archbishop of Reims, France
70.9AppointedRobert de LénoncourtCardinal-Priest of Santa CeciliaCardinal, Archbishop of Arles, France
55.8AppointedReginald PoleAdministrator of Canterbury, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop
16 DecAppointedFrançois de Beaucaire de PéguillonBishop of Metz, FranceBishop Emeritus
74.0AppointedJean BertrandBishop of (Saint-Bernard de) Comminges, FranceCardinal, Administrator of Sens, France
AppointedMarco Lauro, O.P. †Bishop of Santorini {Thira}, GreeceBishop of Satriano e Campagna, Italy
71.0ResignedRobert de LénoncourtAdministrator of Metz, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Arles, France
AppointedAlfonso de Sásamo, O.S.B. †Bishop of Capri, ItalyBishop Emeritus
18 DecAppointedFernando González de BarioderoBishop of Nicaragua
20 Dec40.2Elevated to CardinalGianantonio CapizucchiCardinal, Bishop of Lodi, Italy
64.0Elevated to CardinalDiomede CarafaCardinal, Bishop of Ariano, Italy
53.0SelectedWolfgang von ClosenBishop of Passau, Germany
37.0AppointedCarlo GrassiCardinal, Bishop of Corneto (Tarquinia) e Montefiascone, Italy
52.8Elevated to CardinalJohann GropperCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Lucia in Orphea
70.0Elevated to CardinalJuan Martínez SilíceoCardinal, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain
51.9Elevated to CardinalScipione RebibaCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
63.0AppointedGiovanni Bernardino Scotti, C.R. †Archbishop of Trani, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Piacenza, Italy
63.0Elevated to CardinalGiovanni Bernardino Scotti, C.R. †Cardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Piacenza, Italy
53.0AppointedJean SuauBishop of Mirepoix, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
53.0Elevated to CardinalJean SuauCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mirepoix, France
27 DecDiedOnofrio Bartolini de’ MediciArchbishop of Pisa, Italy

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