Antonio de Fonseca

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Most Reverend
Antonio de Fonseca
Bishop of Pamplona
Church Catholic Church
In office 1545-1557
Predecessor Pedro Pacheco de Villena
Successor Alvaro Moscoso
Personal details
Born 1503
Toro, Spain
Died 19 January 1557 (age 55)

Antonio de Fonseca (1503−19 January 1557) was a Roman Catholic prelate and statesman who served as Bishop of Pamplona (1545-1557).[1][2][3][4][5]


Antonio de Fonseca was born in Toro, Spain in 1503 and ordained a priest in the Order of Saint Augustine.[1] On 9 Jan 1545, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Paul III as Bishop of Pamplona.[1] On 27 Jun 1550, he resigned as Bishop of Pamplona.[1] As word of his death on 19 Jan 1557 had not yet reached the Vatican, he was appointed Patriarch of the West Indies by Pope Paul IV in 1558.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bishop Antonio de Fonseca, O.S.A." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Pamplona y Tudela" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pamplona y Tudela" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Patriarchate of West Indies" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  5. ^ "Titular Patriarchal See of Indias Occidentales" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Pedro Pacheco de Villena
Bishop of Pamplona
Succeeded by
Alvaro Moscoso