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The Year of Our Lord 1556

Bishop Events

January to June


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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknown55.4ResignedFilippo ArchintoApostolic Nuncio to Venice, ItalyArchbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
BornMarcantonio BelliniBishop of Bobbio, Italy
DiedAntonio BenedettiBishop of Guardialfiera (Guardia), Italy
BornBenedetto BenedettiBishop Emeritus of Caorle, Italy
BornJean BertierBishop of Rieux, France
ResignedGregorio de Beteta, O.P. †Bishop-Elect of Cartagena, ColombiaFormer Bishop-Elect
56.0Ordained PriestMarcantonio BobbaPriestCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Aosta, Italy
17.0ConfirmedSigismund von BrandenburgBishop of Halberstadt, GermanyFormer Archbishop-Elect of Magdeburg, Germany
DiedPietro Paolo Caporelli, O.F.M. †Bishop of Crotone (Cotrone), Italy
BornDecio CarafaCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
AppointedLázaro CarrascoBishop of NicaraguaBishop-Elect
DiedPavao de ChurinaBishop of Knin (Tinin), Croatia
BornFederico CornetBishop-Elect of Perpignan-Elne, France
46.0ResignedGaspar do Casal, O.S.A. †Bishop of Funchal, PortugalBishop of Coimbra, Portugal
DiedFernando de Uranga (Urango)Bishop of Santiago de CubaBishop of Santiago de Cuba
Ordained BishopGaspar dos Reis, O.P. †Titular Bishop of CalamaAuxiliary Bishop of Évora, Portugal
DiedMarco Antonio FalconiBishop of Cariati e Cerenzia, Italy
DiedGuillaume Furby, O. Carm. †Bishop of Lezhë {Lesh, Alessio}, AlbaniaAuxiliary Bishop of Belley, France
BornMaffeo GambaraBishop of Tortona, Italy
DiedGiovanni de Gennaro (Guevara)Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy
50.1Ordained PriestErcole GonzagaPriestCardinal, Bishop of Mantova, Italy
Ordained BishopFernando González de BarioderoBishop of Nicaragua
42.9ResignedSebastiano GualterioApostolic Nuncio to FranceBishop of Viterbo e Tuscania, Italy
BornFrançois de La BéraudièreBishop of Périgueux (Vesuna), France
DiedVincenzo de Leone, O. Carm. †Bishop of Bosa, Italy
50.0DiedClaude de La GuicheBishop Emeritus of Mirepoix, France
BornCesare Lippi, O.F.M. Conv. †Bishop of Cava (de’ Tirreni), Italy
31.0DiedPietro MagnoBishop of Sitia, Greece
14.0ProfessedPedro Martins, S.J. †Member of Society of JesusBishop of Funay (Funai), Japan
27.0Ordained BishopGiacomo MignaneliiBishop of Grosseto, Italy
BornPietro Francesco MontorioBishop Emeritus of Nicastro, Italy
BornTommaso NadalBishop of Trebinje e Mrkan, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DiedJohn O’Heyne (Jedicar)Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, Ireland
55.8AppointedReginald PoleCardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
36.0AppointedMartin Herkules RettingerBishop of Lavant, Slovenia
DiedPhilibert de RyeBishop of Genève {Geneva}, Switzerland
27.0ResignedUrban SagstetterAuxiliary Bishop of Passau, GermanyBishop of Gurk, Austria
BornGiuseppe SaladinoBishop of Siracusa, Italy
DiedAndrea SannaArchbishop of Oristano, Italy
57.0ResignedGiovanni Michele SaraceniArchbishop of Acerenza e Matera, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
DiedAntonio Maria SartoriBishop of Teano, Italy
BornLuis TenaBishop of Tortosa, Spain
42.0AppointedAntonio Trivulzio (Jr.)Apostolic Nuncio to Venice, ItalyCardinal, Bishop of Toulon, France
DiedJohann von SchönbergBishop of Gurk, Austria
AppointedYab-Alaba Bishop of Gazireh (Gezira) (Chaldean), TurkeyPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
Ordained BishopYab-Alaba Bishop of Gazireh (Gezira) (Chaldean), TurkeyPatriarch of Babylon {Babilonia} (Chaldean), Iraq
DiedMatthias ZabergyeiBishop of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad}, Romania
JanOrdained BishopFilucio (Figliuccio) de Filucci (Figliucci)Bishop of Chiusi, Italy
12 JanAppointedPompeo Piccolomini de AragonaBishop of Lanciano, ItalyBishop of Tropea, Italy
13 Jan40.2InstalledGianantonio CapizucchiCardinal-Priest of San PancrazioCardinal, Bishop of Lodi, Italy
64.0InstalledDiomede CarafaCardinal-Priest of San Pier Damiani ai Monti di San PaoloCardinal, Bishop of Ariano, Italy
52.8InstalledJohann GropperCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Lucia in Orphea
78.0InstalledGiovanni Bernardino Scotti, C.R. †Cardinal-Priest of San Matteo in MerulanaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Piacenza, Italy
53.0InstalledJean SuauCardinal-Priest of San Giovanni a Porta LatinaCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Mirepoix, France
24 JanAppointedVincenzo DiedoPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
51.9InstalledScipione RebibaCardinal-Priest of Santa PudenzianaCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
26 JanOrdained PriestPedro Brandão, O. Carm. †Priest of Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelBishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde
1 Feb70.0InstalledJuan Martínez SilíceoCardinal-Priest of Santi Nereo ed AchilleoCardinal, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain
6 FebAppointedGian Matteo Luchi (di Luca)Bishop of Tropea, Italy
AppointedVincenzo Luchi (di Luca)Bishop of Ancona e Numana, Italy
63.0ResignedGiovanni PoggioBishop of Tropea, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus
AppointedMariano SavelliBishop of Gubbio, Italy
33.0AppointedGiacomo SavelliAdministrator of Nicastro, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
33.0ResignedGiacomo SavelliAdministrator of Gubbio, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
12 Feb63.0DiedGiovanni PoggioCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Tropea, Italy
18 FebDiedGaspar Jofre de BorjaBishop of Segorbe-Albarracin, Spain
49.1DiedJohann von IsenburgArchbishop-Elect of Trier, Germany
27 FebDiedSebastiano PorticoBishop of Foligno, Italy
28 FebDiedFrançois de CréquiBishop Emeritus of Thérouanne, France
MarDiedClaude AndryAuxiliary Bishop of Chartres, France
DiedPierre de MareuilBishop of Lavaur, France
5 MarDiedRobert Aldridge (Aldrich)Bishop of Carlisle, England, Great Britain
7 MarBornGuillaume du VairBishop of Lisieux, France
9 Mar72.1AppointedCristoforo Guidalotti Ciocchi del MonteCardinal, Bishop of Cagli, Italy
AppointedHugh LacyBishop of Limerick, IrelandBishop Emeritus
AppointedJorge de Lemos, O.P. †Bishop of Funchal, PortugalBishop Emeritus
48.1ConfirmedJohann von LeyenCoadjutor Archbishop of Trier, GermanyArchbishop-Elect
AppointedPierre RagueneauBishop of Marseille, FranceBishop Emeritus
20 Mar56.0Ordained PriestReginald PolePriestCardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
21 Mar67.2DiedThomas CranmerArchbishop Emeritus of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
22 Mar56.0Ordained BishopReginald PoleCardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
23 Mar71.2AppointedRobert de LénoncourtArchbishop of Embrun, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Arles, France
AppointedJoão de PortugalBishop of Guarda, Portugal
DiedClaudio TolomeiBishop of Korčula (Curzola, Cursola), Croatia
24 Mar22.1Ordained PriestSt. Alessandro Maria Sauli, B. †Priest of Clerics Regular of St. PaulBishop of Pavia, Italy
25 Mar45.2AppointedMichele della TorreApostolic Nuncio to FranceCardinal, Bishop of Ceneda, Italy
10 Apr51.2AppointedWalerian ProtosewiczBishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
12 AprOrdained BishopHugh LacyBishop of Limerick, IrelandBishop Emeritus
13 AprAppointedJan AndruszewiczBishop of Lutsk (Łuck), Ukraine
AppointedGonzalo Arias GallegoBishop of Gerona, SpainBishop of Cartagena (en España)
AppointedJérôme BourgoisBishop of Chalons-sur-Marne, FranceBishop Emeritus
AppointedJoannes DomaniewskiBishop of Žemaičiai (Samogizia o Tels; Żmudź), Lithuania
29.2ResignedPhilippe de LénoncourtBishop of Chalons-sur-Marne, FranceCardinal, Prefect of the Congregation of the Index
AppointedMiguel PuigBishop of Lérida, Spain
52.1AppointedScipione RebibaArchbishop of Pisa, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
24 AprAppointedGiovanni Battista AlamanniBishop of Bazas, FranceBishop of Mâcon, France
43.7AppointedDiego de Covarrubias y LeivaArchbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicBishop of Cuenca, Spain
56.3AppointedJuan García Pérez y OlivánBishop of Urgell, Spain
53.3AppointedFrancisco Manrique de LaraBishop of Salamanca, SpainBishop of Sigüenza, Spain
2 MayDiedFernando González de BarioderoBishop of Nicaragua
4 May58.3AppointedFrancisco de Navarra y HualdeArchbishop of Valencia, Spain
AppointedAntonio Pintor CavaroBishop of Bosa, Italy
53.8AppointedCristóbal Rojas SandovalBishop of Badajoz, SpainArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
AppointedPietro SannaArchbishop of Oristano, Italy
AppointedSigismondo SaracenoArchbishop of Acerenza e Matera, Italy
AppointedJerónimo VelascoBishop of Oviedo, Spain
AppointedPeter Wall, O.P. †Bishop of Clonmacnoise, Ireland
17 MayOrdained BishopGiulio ParisaniBishop of Rimini, Italy
20 May80.3DiedWeigand von RedwitzBishop of Bamberg, Germany
22 May37.2SucceededGeorg Fuchs von RügheimBishop of Bamberg, Germany
24 MayOrdained BishopVincenzo DiedoPatriarch of Venezia {Venice}, Italy
31 MayOrdained BishopGonzalo Arias GallegoBishop of Gerona, SpainBishop of Cartagena (en España)
BornJerzy RadziwiłłCardinal, Bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Jun59.4ResignedPedro Fernandes SardinhaBishop of São Salvador da Bahia, BrazilBishop Emeritus
5 Jun76.4DiedMiguel da SilvaCardinal, Administrator of Massa Marittima, Italy
12 Jun44.4AppointedFrancisco Blanco SalcedoBishop of Orense, SpainArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
53.4ConfirmedWolfgang von ClosenBishop of Passau, Germany
55.4AppointedGeorges d’ArmagnacCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in LucinaCardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Tours, France
AppointedJerónimo de Corella (Covella), O.S.H. †Bishop of Comayagua, Honduras
AppointedJacques Desprez de MontpezatBishop of Montauban, FranceBishop-Elect
48.4ConfirmedJohann von LeyenArchbishop of Trier, GermanyArchbishop-Elect
60.4AppointedFabio MignaneliiCardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e PaoloCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Lucera, Italy
47.3AppointedGiovanni Gerolamo Morone (Moroni)Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in TrastevereCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
54.4AppointedJuan de Muñatones, O.S.A. †Bishop of Segorbe-Albarracin, Spain
AppointedJuan Simancas SimancasBishop of Coro, VenezuelaBishop of Cartagena, Colombia
14 Jun56.4Ordained BishopJuan García Pérez y OlivánBishop of Urgell, Spain
16 Jun74.4ResignedJean BertrandBishop of (Saint-Bertrand de) Comminges, FranceCardinal, Administrator of Sens, France
59.4DiedPedro Fernandes SardinhaBishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
22 Jun58.4InstalledFrancisco de Navarra y HualdeArchbishop of Valencia, Spain
25 Jun57.2AppointedGiovanni Angelo de’ MediciArchbishop (Personal Title) of Foligno, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
27 Jun55.4AppointedFrancois Bachaud (Bachodi)Bishop of Genève {Geneva}, Switzerland
AppointedPietro BarbarigoBishop of Korčula (Curzola, Cursola), CroatiaBishop Emeritus
29 Jun64.4DiedDietrich von RedenBishop Emeritus of Lübeck, Germany
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