Philippe de Lévis

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Portrait of Cardinal Philippe de Lévis by Antoniazzo Romano.

Philippe de Lévis (1435–1475) (called the Cardinal of Arles) was a French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Philippe de Lévis was born in the Kingdom of France on November 4, 1435, the son of Eustache de Lévis, baron of Quelus, and his wife Adelaïde de Cusan.[1]

Early in his life, Lévis became a protonotary apostolic.[1] He was ordained as a deacon.[1]

On March 29, 1454, he was elected Archbishop of Auch.[1] He received the pallium on November 29, 1454.[1] On March 24, 1463, he was transferred to the metropolitan see of Arles.[1]

At the request of René of Anjou, Pope Sixtus IV made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of May 7, 1473.[1] He received the red hat in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore on May 10, 1473, and the titular church of Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano on May 17, 1473.[1]

He died in Rome on November 4, 1475.[1] He is buried above the holy door in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.[1]

Eustache de Lévis (d. 22 avril 1489) was the successor of his brother as archbishop of Arles (1475-1489). He helped transfer Provence to the king of France in 1483. On his death, Eustache was buried together with his brother at S. Maria Maggiore.

Biography[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Biography in the Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church". .fiu.edu. Retrieved 2013-04-07.