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Cles, Bernard of
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(Mar 11, 1485, Cles – Jul 30, 1539, Brixen). After studies in Verona and Bologna, he received the Dr. utriusque iuris in 1511; he became canon of the Cathedral in Trent in 1512, and bishop there in 1514/15. From 1514, as adviser to Maximilian I, he mediated between the emperor and the regime in Innsbruck and upper Italy. After collaborating in the election of Charles V in 1519, he became an adviser to Ferdinand I, in 1522 his chancellor and representative at several imperial diets – he was one of the most important politicians in the empire. Ap…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Cles, Bernard of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04946>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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