Georges de Selve
Georges de Selve
|Bishop of Lavaur|
|Ambassador to Republic of Venice, Austria, the Pope, England, Germany and Spain|
April 1540 – 12 April 1541
|Monarch||King Francis I of France|
|Died||April 12, 1541(aged 32–33)|
|Father||Jean de Selve|
|Relatives||Odet de Selve|
|Occupation||Scholar, diplomat and ecclesiastic|
Georges de Selve (1508 – 12 April 1541) was a French scholar, diplomat and ecclesiastic.
Georges de Selve was Bishop of Lavaur from 1526 (at age 18) to 1540. He was sent by King Francis I of France as ambassador to the Republic of Venice, Austria (in April 1540), to the Pope in Rome, to England, Germany and Spain.
He is the figure of the right in a picture by Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors, and Jean de Dinteville is the other one, which hangs in the National Gallery, London. De Selve was just 25 when Holbein painted him and he is wearing the vestments of a clergyman, who represent the interests of the Catholic Church, since he had just been appointed Bishop of Lavau in France.
- Robert J. Kalas, The Selve Family of Limousin: Members of a New Elite in Early Modern France, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987), 147-172
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