Guillermo Raimundo de Vich y de Vallterra

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Guillermo Raimundo de Vich y de Vallterra (Catalan: Guillem Ramon de Vic i de Vallterra, born in Valencia, Spain, died on July 27, 1525) was a cardinal in the Catholic Church.[1]


Guillén-Ramón de Vich y de Vallterra was born in Valencia sometime between 1460 and 1470, the son of Luis de Vich y de Corbera, seqor of the Valles de Gallinera y Ebo and mestre racional (general controller of accounts) of the Kingdom of Valencia.[2]

Early in his career, he was a protonotary apostolic.[2] His brother, Jerónimo de Vich, had a long embassy in Rome.[2]

Pope Leo X made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of July 1, 1517.[2] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Marcello al Corso on July 6, 1517.[2]

On October 22, 1518, he was named administrator of the see of Cefalù, a post he held until June 7, 1525.[2] He became the coadjutor bishop of Martín García, Bishop of Barcelona, on June 24, 1519; he succeeded as bishop upon the death of Bishop García, taking possession of the see on March 20, 1521.[2] Though he continued to reside at Rome, he held this office until his death.[2] He was consecrated as a bishop in Rome by papal chaplain Paris de Grassis on September 22, 1521.[2]

He participated in both the papal conclave of 1521-22 that elected Pope Adrian VI, and in the papal conclave of 1523 that elected Pope Clement VII.[2]

He died in Casamari Abbey on July 27, 1525.[2] He is buried in Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.[2]


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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.
  1. ^ "Cardinal de Vich y de Valterra". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 5-3-2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Biography from the Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church