The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

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(29) 1. ORLÉANS-LONGUEVILLE, Jean d' (1484-1533)

Birth. 1484 (1), Parthenay, France. Of the dukes of Longueville. Third son of François d'Orleans, count of Dunois and duke of Longueville, and Agnès de Savoie. The other brothers were François II , duke of Longueville, and Louis I d'Orléans-Longueville, duke of Longueville. Relative of Kings Louis XI and Louis XII of France. He was known with the appellative of Cardinal de Longueville. He is also listed as Jean de Aurelia.

Education. The duke of Orléans, future King Louis XII of France, took care of his education.

Sacred orders. (No information found). Cleric of Chartres. Abbot commendatario of Bec.

Episcopate. Elected archbishop of Toulouse, November 29, 1503; constituted administrator until reaching the canonical age of 27 years; occupied the see until his death. Consecrated April 26, 1517, Sunday of the Good Shepherd, in the church of Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, by Cardinal Philippe de Luxembourg, bishop of Arras, assisted by Étienne Poncher, bishop of Paris, and by Jean LeVeneur, bishop of Lisieux. Granted the pallium, August 14, 1517. Abbot commendatario of the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Marie de Boccolini, archdiocese of Rouen. Named bishop of Orléans, June 26, 1521; occupied the see until his death.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of March 3, 1533; received the red hat and the title of S. Martino in Monte, March 3, 1533.

Death. September 24, 1533, Tarascon, while he was travelling to Marseille to meet Pope Clement VII, who was going to perform the marriage ceremony of his niece Catalina de' Medici with Henri, duke d'Orléans, future King Henri II of France. Buried (no information found); his heart was deposited at the Sainte-Chapelle in the château of Châteaudun.

Bibliography. Berton, Charles. Dictionnaire des cardinaux, contenant des notions générales sur le cardinalat, la nomenclature complète ..., des cardinaux de tous less temps et de tous les pays ... les détails biographiques essentiels sur tous les cardinaux ... de longues études sur les cardinaux célèbre ... Paris : J.-P. Migne, 1857 ; Facsimile edition. Farnborough ; Gregg, 1969, col. 1105; Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1793, IV, 131; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1630, II, col. 1479; Eubel, Conradus and Gulik, Guglielmus van. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recentioris Aevi, Münich : Sumptibus et Typis Librariae Regensbergianae, 1935; reprint, Padua : Il Messagero di S. Antonio, 1960, III, 21, 67, 124 and 315.

Webgraphy. Biography, in English, Wikipedia; his genealogy, A2 B3, Genealogy EU; another genealogy in Génération XIII 4744, Genroy; his arms, Araldica Vaticana; his arms and biographical data, in French, Armorial des Cardinaux; genealogical and biographical data, in French, GeneaNet; Dynastie des Bourbons, branche Orléans-Longueville, in French, de-bric-et-de-broc; genealogical and biographical data, in French, Branche des ducs de Longueville, généalogie des capétiens et des ducs de Lorraine; Ducs d'Orléans Angoulême & Longueville, Racines & Histoire, in French, p. 10; Logis seigneurial de Jean d'Orléans-Longueville, actuellement musée, in French, Ministère de la culture et de la communication de France.

(1) This is according to Berton, Dictionnaire des cardinaux, col. 1105; and Chacón, Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm, II, col. 1479; his first genealogy, linked above, indicates that he was born in 1492.

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