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The Year of Our Lord 1556

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DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
unknownDiedAntonio BenedettiBishop of Guardialfiera (Guardia), Italy
BornBenedetto BenedettiVeneziaBishop Emeritus of Caorle, Italy
74.0ResignedJean BertrandBishop of (Saint-Bernard de) Comminges, FranceCardinal, Administrator of Sens, France
ResignedGregorio de Beteta, O.P. †Bishop-Elect of Cartagena, ColombiaFormer Bishop-Elect
56.0Ordained PriestMarcantonio BobbaPriestCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Aosta, Italy
17.1ConfirmedSigismund von BrandenburgBishop of Halberstadt, GermanyFormer Archbishop-Elect of Magdeburg, Germany
DiedPietro Paolo Caporelli, O.F.M. †Bishop of Crotone (Cotrone), Italy
BornDecio CarafaNaplesCardinal, Archbishop of Napoli {Naples}, Italy
37.0AppointedMelchior Miguel Carneiro Leitão, S.J. †Bishop of Macau, ChinaPatriarch of Ethiopia
AppointedLázaro CarrascoBishop of NicaraguaBishop-Elect
BornFederico CornetBishop-Elect of Perpignan-Elne, France
DiedFernando de Uranga (Urango)Bishop of Santiago de CubaBishop of Santiago de Cuba
DiedMarco Antonio FalconiBishop of Cariati e Cerenzia, Italy
BornMaffeo GambaraBishop of Tortona, Italy
DiedGiovanni de Gennaro (Guevara)Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy
50.1Ordained PriestErcole GonzagaPriestCardinal, Bishop of Mantova, Italy
29.0ResignedPhilippe de LénoncourtBishop of Chalons-sur-Marne, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Auxerre, France
DiedVincenzo de Leone, O. Carm. †Bishop of Bosa, Italy
BornCesare Lippi, O.F.M. †MordanoBishop of Cava (de’ Tirreni), Italy
14.0ProfessedPedro Martins, S.J. †Member of Society of JesusBishop of Funay (Funai), Japan
BornPietro Francesco MontorioRomeBishop Emeritus of Nicastro, Italy
55.8AppointedReginald PoleCardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
BornGiuseppe SaladinoPanermiBishop of Siracusa, Italy
57.1ResignedGiovanni Michele SaraceniArchbishop of Acerenza e Matera, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
DiedAntonio Maria SartoriBishop of Teano, Italy
DiedGiovanni SimonettaBishop of Lodi, Italy
BornLuis TenaCádizBishop of Tortosa, Spain
12 JanAppointedPompeo PiccolominiBishop 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
52.9InstalledJohann GropperCardinal, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Lucia in Orphea
63.0InstalledGiovanni 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 Jan52.0InstalledScipione 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 Feb70.1InstalledJuan 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
ResignedMariano SavelliBishop of Nicastro, ItalyBishop of Gubbio, Italy
33.1AppointedGiacomo SavelliAdministrator of Nicastro, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
33.1ResignedGiacomo 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
MarDiedCharles AndryAuxiliary Bishop of Chartres, France
DiedPierre de MareuilBishop of Lavaur, France
5 MarDiedRobert Aldridge (Aldrich)Bishop of Carlisle, England, Great Britain
9 Mar72.2AppointedCristoforo Guidalotti Ciocchi del MonteCardinal, Bishop of Cagli, Italy
AppointedJorge de Lemos, O.P. †Bishop of Funchal, PortugalBishop Emeritus
20 Mar56.0Ordained PriestReginald PolePriest of Canterbury, England, Great BritainCardinal, Archbishop
21 MarDiedThomas CranmerArchbishop Emeritus of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
22 Mar56.1Ordained BishopReginald PoleCardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Great Britain
23 Mar71.2AppointedRobert de LénoncourtArchbishop of Embrun, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Arles, France
24 Mar22.1Ordained PriestSt. Alessandro Maria Sauli, B. †Priest of Clerics Regular of St. PaulBishop of Pavia, Italy
10 Apr51.3AppointedWalerian ProtasewiczBishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
13 AprAppointedGonzalo 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
AppointedMiguel PuigBishop of Lérida, Spain
52.2AppointedScipione 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
AppointedJuan García Pérez y OlivánBishop of Urgell, Spain
53.3AppointedFrancisco Manrique de LaraBishop of Salamanca, SpainBishop of Sigüenza, Spain
25 Apr48.3SelectedJohann von LeyenArchbishop of Trier, GermanyArchbishop-Elect
2 MayOrdained BishopFernando González de BarioderoBishop of Nicaragua
4 May58.3AppointedFrancisco de Navarra y HualdeArchbishop of Valencia, Spain
AppointedAntonio Pintor CavaroBishop of Bosa, Italy
53.9AppointedCristóbal Rojas SandovalBishop of Badajoz, SpainArchbishop of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain
AppointedSigismondo SaracenoArchbishop of Acerenza e Matera, Italy
AppointedJerónimo VelascoBishop of Oviedo, Spain
20 May80.4DiedWeigand von RedwitzBishop of Bamberg, Germany
22 May37.3SucceededGeorg Fuchs von RügheimBishop of Bamberg, Germany
31 MayOrdained BishopGonzalo Arias GallegoBishop of Gerona, SpainBishop of Cartagena (en España)
BornJerzy RadziwiłłSukiszki k. WilnaCardinal, 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
60.4AppointedFabio MignaneliiCardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e PaoloCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Lucera, Italy
47.4AppointedGiovanni 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 SimancasBishop of Coro, Venezuela
14 JunOrdained BishopJuan García Pérez y OlivánBishop of Urgell, Spain
16 Jun59.5DiedPedro Fernandes SardinhaBishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
20 Jun48.5ConfirmedJohann von LeyenArchbishop of Trier, GermanyArchbishop-Elect
22 Jun58.5InstalledFrancisco de Navarra y HualdeArchbishop of Valencia, Spain
25 Jun57.2AppointedGiovanni Angelo de’ MediciArchbishop (Personal Title) of Foligno, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
29 Jun64.5DiedDietrich von RedenBishop Emeritus of Lübeck, Germany
3 JulAppointedUrban SagstetterBishop of Gurk, Austria
5 JulOrdained BishopJérôme BourgoisBishop of Chalons-sur-Marne, FranceBishop Emeritus
6 Jul50.6AppointedErcole GonzagaCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria NuovaCardinal, Bishop of Mantova, Italy
DiedJohann Nopel (Sr.)Auxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
AppointedGianfrancesco SanseverinoBishop of Acerra, ItalyBishop Emeritus
AppointedJohn WhiteBishop of Winchester, England, Great Britain
7 JulDiedDiego Fernández de Villalán, O.F.M. †Bishop of Almería, Spain
17 JulAppointedGaspare VivianiBishop of Sitia, GreeceBishop of Anagni, Italy
22 JulInstalledUrban SagstetterBishop of Gurk, Austria
27 Jul64.6ResignedJean du BellayBishop of Le Mans, FranceCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Paris, France
25.7AppointedCharles d’Angennes de RambouilletCardinal, Bishop of Le Mans, France
21 Aug65.6DiedNikolaus SchienenAuxiliary Bishop of Trier, Germany
23 Aug44.6Ordained BishopFrancisco Blanco SalcedoBishop of Orense, SpainArchbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
27 AugAppointedJan AndruszewiczBishop of Lutsk (Łuck), Ukraine
28 AugBornCarlo ContiRomeCardinal, Bishop of Ancona e Numana, Italy
DiedRafael UbacBishop of Elne, France
31 AugDiedRobert de CroyBishop of Cambrai, France
2 SepDiedAntonio Simeoni, O.S.B. †Bishop of Nepi e Sutri, Italy
4 Sep52.6AppointedSt. Antonio (Michele) Ghislieri, O.P. †Bishop of Nepi e Sutri, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
6 Sep61.0DiedJuan Bernal Díaz de LucoBishop of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain
10 SepSelectedMaximilien de BerghesArchbishop of Cambrai, France
14 Sep52.7Ordained BishopSt. Antonio (Michele) Ghislieri, O.P. †Bishop of Nepi e Sutri, ItalyPope (Roma {Rome}, Italy)
20 Sep45.7DiedAdolf von SchaumbergArchbishop of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
4 OctOrdained BishopFrançois de Beaucaire de PéguillonBishop of Metz, FranceBishop Emeritus
71.8AppointedRobert de LénoncourtAdministrator of Auxerre, FranceCardinal, Archbishop of Arles, France
11 Oct53.8Ordained BishopWolfgang von ClosenBishop of Passau, Germany
26 OctSelectedAnton von SchaumbergArchbishop of Köln {Cologne}, GermanyArchbishop-Elect
27 Oct27.8DiedFriedrich von Schleswig-HolsteinBishop-Elect of Hildesheim, Germany
30 OctAppointedFrancesco FranchiniBishop of Massa Marittima, Italy
5 NovDiedCristoforo SpiritiPatriarch of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine
SucceededGiovanni Battista SpiritiBishop of Cesena, ItalyBishop Emeritus
9 NovDiedJuan Fernández TemiñoBishop of León, Spain
14 Nov53.3DiedGiovanni Della CasaArchbishop of Benevento, Italy
22 Nov36.1AppointedAlessandro Farnese (Jr.)Administrator of Benevento, ItalyCardinal, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
25 NovBornJacques Davy Du PerronSt-LôCardinal, Archbishop of Sens, France
16 Dec61.4AppointedFilippo ArchintoArchbishop of Milano {Milan}, Italy
47.3ResignedIppolito d’Este (II)Administrator of Milano {Milan}, ItalyCardinal, Bishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy

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