Antonio Trivulzio, iuniore
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- Not to be confused with Cardinal Antonio Trivulzio, seniore (1457-1508).
Antonio Trivulzio was born in Milan ca. 1514, the son of Gerolamo Teodoro Trviulzio and Antonia da Barbiano. He was the nephew of Cardinal Scaramuccia Trivulzio and the cousin of Cardinal Agostino Trivulzio.
He studied law in Milan. On June 7, 1535, he was elected to be Bishop of Toulon. He traveled to Rome where he became a referendary of the Apostolic Signatura and domestic prelate of His Holiness ca. 1539. From 1544 to 1547 he served as vice-legate in Avignon. He opposed allowing Protestants to settle in Comtat Venaissin and supported the King of France's expulsion of Protestants from Cabrières-d'Avignon and Mérindol. He was vice-legate in Perugia from 1549 to June 1550. On April 25, 1550, he was made nuncio for the Kingdom of France.
Pope Paul IV made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of March 15, 1557. On May 18, 1557, he was named legate a latere to the Republic of Venice. He was given the red hat and the titular church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo on October 11, 1557. On September 20, 1557, he was named legate a latere to the Kingdom of France in order to negotiate peace between Henry II of France and Philip II of Spain; this mission ended successfully with the signing of the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis.