Imre Csáky (cardinal)
- This article is about the cardinal. For the politician see Imre Csáky (Minister of Foreign Affairs).
|Imre Cardinal Csáky †|
|Cardinal priest of Sant'Eusebio; Archbishop of Kalocsa|
|See||Archdiocese of Kalocsa|
|Installed||19 November 1714–28 August 1732|
|Other posts||Previously Bishop of Nagyvárad|
|Created Cardinal||12 July 1717|
28 October 1672|
Spiš Castle, present-day Slovakia
|Died||28 August 1732
Oradea, present-day Romania
Csáky was born in Spiš Castle (nowadays in Slovakia), a fief of his family. He studied in Košice, Vienna and Rome and was ordained priest, starting his eclessiastical career in Eger and then in Košice and Esztergom. In 1703 he was appointed abbot of Szent Gothárdi.
On 25 June 1703, he was elected bishop of Nagyvárad (present Oradea, Romania). On 19 November 1714, he was promoted metropolitan archbishop of Archdiocese of Kalocsa and held the Nagyvárad diocese as apostolic administrator until his death.
Csáky was created cardinal priest in pectore in the consistory of 12 July 1717 by Pope Clement XI with the title of Sant'Eusebio. He took part in the Papal conclave of 1721, but not in those of 1724 and 1730. He died in 1732 in a castle he had built near Nagyvárad.