Pierre de Foix, le jeune
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Pierre de Foix
|Cardinal Bishop of Vannes|
|Predecessor||Amalric de la Motte d’Acigné|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Deacon of San Sisto|
|Created Cardinal||18 December 1476
by Sixtus IV
February 7, 1449|
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
|Died||August 10, 1490(aged 41)|
|Previous post||Bishop of Aire (1475-1476)
Administrator of Aire (1476-1490)
Administrator of Bayonne (1484-1490)
Administrator of Palermo (1485-1490)
Administrator of Malta (1489-1490)
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Pierre de Foix was born in Pau on February 7, 1449, the son of Gaston IV, Count of Foix, and his wife Eleanor of Navarre. He was the nephew of Louis XI of France and the grand-nephew of Cardinal Pierre de Foix, le vieux.
After graduation, he traveled to Rome, where he delivered an oration before Pope Paul II and the College of Cardinals. He joined the Order of the Friars Minor at this time. The pope made him a protonotary apostolic.
On May 17, 1475, he was elected Bishop of Vannes. Pope Sixtus IV confirmed his appointment on March 11, 1476 and Foix subsequently occupied this see until his death. On July 31, 1475, he was also named Bishop of Aire.
Pope Sixtus IV made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of December 18, 1476. He received the red hat and the deaconry of Santi Cosma e Damiano on January 15, 1477. He served as apostolic administrator of the see of Bayonne from May 5, 1484 until his death.
Around 1485, he brokered a peace deal between Charles VIII of France and Francis II, Duke of Brittany. He later entered Rome on January 27, 1488 for an audience with the pope, departing the city in July 1488. He then traveled to the Kingdom of Naples to visit his friend Ferdinand I of Naples. He returned to Rome on October 15, 1488. On July 6, 1489, he was named apostolic administrator of the see of Malta, holding this position until his death.
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