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The Year of Our Lord 1555

Bishop Events

January to June


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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
BornJean BertautDonnayBishop of Sées, France
AppointedChristopher BodykinArchbishop of Tuam, Ireland
ResignedGian Francesco BorengoBishop of Larino, ItalyBishop Emeritus
BornFrancesco CampanariVeroliBishop 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
45.3AppointedIppolito 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
BornJean du PloichAire sur la LyesBishop of Arras, France
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
BornFrancesco GiustinianiVeniceBishop Emeritus of Treviso, Italy
DiedAchille GrassiBishop of Corneto (Tarquinia) e Montefiascone, Italy
BornJohann Georg von HallwillBernhausenBishop of Konstanz {Constance}, Germany
BornAntoine de HenninValenciennesBishop of Ypres (Ieper), Belgium
BornPeter LombardWaterfordArchbishop of Armagh, Ireland
AppointedEbed-Jesu MaronPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
BornDenis MedoriBishop of Mylopotamos, Greece
ResignedFrancesco (Franzino) MicheliBishop of Casale Monferrato, ItalyBishop Emeritus
ResignedArthur O’FrigilArchbishop of Tuam, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus
BornHermann OttembergNimegueBishop of Arras, France
BornGeorgius PerpignaniCretenBishop of Canea (Cydonia, Egée), Greece
BornFrancesco 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
BornLorenzo PrezzatoVeneziaBishop of Chioggia, Italy
DiedThaddeus ReynoldsBishop of Kildare, Ireland
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 Jan36.0AppointedMelchior Miguel Carneiro Leitão, S.J. †Titular Bishop of NicaeaPatriarch of Ethiopia
38.0AppointedAndrés de Oviedo, S.J. †Coadjutor Patriarch of EthiopiaPatriarch
38.0AppointedAndrés de Oviedo, S.J. †Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in PhrygiaPatriarch of Ethiopia
FebBornLuis Fernández de CórdobaCórdobaArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
1 Feb70.0DiedFerenc 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 MarDiedTeodoro Isidoro Clarius de Brescia, 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 AprDiedOve BilleBishop Emeritus of Aarhus, Denmark
53.9Ordained BishopMarcello CerviniPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
18 Apr33.0SelectedDaniel Brendel von HomburgArchbishop of Mainz, Germany
27 Apr53.3DiedNikolaus von CarlowitzBishop of Meißen (Meissen), Germany
1 May53.9DiedMarcello 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 May66.8AppointedJuan 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
55.7AppointedBartolomé 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
30.7SelectedJohann von HaugwitzBishop of Meißen (Meissen), GermanyFormer Bishop-Elect
55.2AppointedRodolfo 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)
60.2AppointedGiacomo 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 Jun38.1Elevated to CardinalCarlo CarafaCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of San Nicola in Carcere
11 JunOrdained BishopFeliks LigęzaArchbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
16 JunDiedJohann HorneburgBishop of Lebus, Germany
21 Jun51.4ConfirmedRalph BainesBishop of Coventry and Lichfield, England, Great BritainBishop Emeritus
AppointedHugh CurwenArchbishop of Dublin, IrelandArchbishop Emeritus
AppointedWilliam GlynBishop of Bangor, Wales, Great Britain
54.4AppointedThomas Goldwell, C.R. †Bishop of Saint Asaph, Wales, Great Britain
54.4ConfirmedNicholas 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
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