Antonio Trivulzio, iuniore

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Not to be confused with Cardinal Antonio Trivulzio, seniore (1457-1508).

Antonio Trivulzio the Younger (It.:Antonio Trivulzio, iuniore) (d. 1559) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

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Antonio Trivulzio was born in Milan ca. 1514, the son of Gerolamo Teodoro Trviulzio and Antonia da Barbiano.[1] He was the nephew of Cardinal Scaramuccia Trivulzio and the cousin of Cardinal Agostino Trivulzio.[1]

He studied law in Milan.[1] On June 7, 1535, he was elected to be Bishop of Toulon.[1] He traveled to Rome where he became a referendary of the Apostolic Signatura and domestic prelate of His Holiness ca. 1539.[1] From 1544 to 1547 he served as vice-legate in Avignon.[1] 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.[1] He was vice-legate in Perugia from 1549 to June 1550.[1] On April 25, 1550, he was made nuncio for the Kingdom of France.[1]

Pope Paul IV made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of March 15, 1557.[1] On May 18, 1557, he was named legate a latere to the Republic of Venice.[1] He was given the red hat and the titular church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo on October 11, 1557.[1] 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.[1]

He died of an apoplexy at the Castle of Saint Martin near Paris on June 25, 1559.[1] He was buried in the chapel of the castle.[1]

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