Louis d'Amboise

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Louis d'Amboise (died 1511) was a French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

A member of the House of Amboise, Louis d'Amboise was born in the Kingdom of France, ca. 1479.[1] He was a cousin of Cardinals François Guillaume de Castelnau-Clermont-Ludève and Georges d'Amboise.[1]

He became archdeacon of Narbonne at the age of 18.[1]

On July 1, 1503, he was elected Bishop of Albi.[1] He occupied this see until resigning on September 30, 1510.[1]

Pope Julius II made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of December 18, 1506.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano on January 11, 1510.[1]

He and his cousin Cardinal Castelnau de Clermont-Ludève were making a pilgrimage to the Basilica della Santa Casa, Loreto when Cardinal d'Amboise died in Loreto on March 3, 1511.[1] He is buried in the basilica in Loreto, while his heart was buried in Albi Cathedral.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Church