Andrew of Carniola

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Andrew of Carniola (1399 – November 13, 1484) was a Roman Catholic archbishop from Carniola, in present-day Slovenia.

Andrew of Carniola was a Dominican monk. In 1476, through the aid of Emperor Frederick III, he became bishop of Carniola, Slovakia and lived at Laibach. He was an advocate of a general council of bishops as head of the Catholic church, rather than the Papacy.[1][2]

He attempted but failed to be appointed Cardinal in 1478 by the Pope. In 1482, he traveled to Switzerland and attempted to convene a general council of bishops. As a result, he was excommunicated by the Pope and held in prison. He died during his incarceration, allegedly through suicide.[1][2]


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