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Campeggio
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1. Lorenzo

(1474, Milan – Jul 20, 1539, Rome) became professor of law at Bologna in 1500, was ordained priest in 1511, made bishop in 1512 and cardinal in 1517. He achieved fame through his positions as nuncio: in 1511, Julius II sent him to Emperor Maximilian I; Leo X gave him the same assignment (1513–1517). Campeggio established cordial relations with Maximilian and Charles V, as well as with Henry VIII of England. In 1524/1525, Clement VII commissioned him to counter the Reformation in Germany. There, he forged …

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Müller, Gerhard, “Campeggio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02721>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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