Pierre de Foix, le jeune

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His Eminence
Pierre de Foix
Cardinal Bishop of Vannes
François Pierre Cardinal de Foix.jpg
Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Vannes
In office 1476-1490
Predecessor Amalric de la Motte d’Acigné
Successor Amanieu d'Albret
Other posts Cardinal-Deacon of San Sisto
Orders
Created Cardinal 18 December 1476
by Sixtus IV
Rank Cardinal-Deacon
Personal details
Born (1449-02-07)February 7, 1449
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Died August 10, 1490(1490-08-10) (aged 41)
Nationality French
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)
Coat of arms

Peter of Foix the Younger (Fr.: Pierre de Foix, le jeune) (1449–1490) (called the Cardinal of Foix) was a French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] He was the nephew of Louis XI of France and the grand-nephew of Cardinal Pierre de Foix, le vieux.[1]

He studied at Paris and then at the University of Ferrara, from which he studied under Felino Maria Sandeo in the course of receiving a doctorate in law.[1]

After graduation, he traveled to Rome, where he delivered an oration before Pope Paul II and the College of Cardinals.[1] He joined the Order of the Friars Minor at this time.[1] The pope made him a protonotary apostolic.[1]

On May 17, 1475, he was elected Bishop of Vannes.[1] Pope Sixtus IV confirmed his appointment on March 11, 1476 and Foix subsequently occupied this see until his death.[1] On July 31, 1475, he was also named Bishop of Aire.[1]

Pope Sixtus IV made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of December 18, 1476.[1] He received the red hat and the deaconry of Santi Cosma e Damiano on January 15, 1477.[1] He served as apostolic administrator of the see of Bayonne from May 5, 1484 until his death.[1]

He did not participate in the papal conclave of 1484 that elected Pope Innocent VIII.[1]

He served as apostolic administrator of the metropolitan see of Palermo from May 14, 1485 until July 6, 1489.[1]

Around 1485, he brokered a peace deal between Charles VIII of France and Francis II, Duke of Brittany.[1] He later entered Rome on January 27, 1488 for an audience with the pope, departing the city in July 1488.[1] He then traveled to the Kingdom of Naples to visit his friend Ferdinand I of Naples. He returned to Rome on October 15, 1488.[1] On July 6, 1489, he was named apostolic administrator of the see of Malta, holding this position until his death.[1]

He died in Rome on August 10, 1490.[1] He was buried in the church dedicated to St. Tryphon which has since been demolished.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Biography from the Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church[self-published source?]