Ercole Gonzaga

Ercole Gonzaga

Catholic Cardinal
Born Nov 23, 1505
Died Mar 2, 1563

Ercole Gonzaga was an Italian Cardinal.

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1505 Birth Born in 1505.


1520 15 Years Old In 1520, or as some say, 1525, Sigismondo renounced in his favour the See of Mantua; in 1527 his mother Isabella brought him back from Rome the insignia of the cardinalate. … Read More


1559 54 Years Old In the papal conclave of 1559 it was thought he would certainly be made pope; but the cardinals would not choose as pope a scion of a ruling house.
1561 56 Years Old In 1561 Pope Pius IV named him papal legate to the Council of Trent, for which he had from the beginning laboured by every means at his command, moral and material. … Read More
1563 58 Years Old Died in 1563.
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