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Nicolas de Pellevé
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1518
Death: Mar. 28, 1594

Clergy, french nobility. He was the son of Charles Malherbe Seigneur de Jouy and Ribets. After studying the laws at the University of Bourges and later teaching them there he came to the french court. Here he was member of the privy council of Henri II. before he attached himself to the court of Charles de Lorraine who used his influence with the king to obtain the Episcopal nomination to the see of Amiens for him. He was elected bishop in 1552 and was sent to Scotland in 1559 to try to convert the Presbyterians there. In 1562 he was promoted to the see of Sens and participated in the Council of Trent in the next year. Pius V created him cardinal in 1570 but he received the red hat from the hands of Gregory XIII two years later. In his time as cardinal he participated in the five conclaves between 1585 until 1592. He was the most influential of 25 cardinals that supported the Catholic League and supported the bull of Sixtus V that declared Henri of Navarra excommunicated and unable of succeeding to the French throne. Henri protested strongly and called the pope a heretic. Henri III confiscated all the benefices of the cardinal for a several years until the end of 1587. In 1591 he was named Archbishop of Reims. His work became futile when Henri III was stabbed and Henri of Navarra succeeded him as Henri IV. He was ill and had to stay in his house in Paris when the city opened its gates to the new king in 1594. Henri placed the cardinal under his protection but he died six days after Henris visit. He was first buried at the Celestines in Paris. Four years after his death he was exhumed and translated to the cathedral of Reims. 
Saint Remi Basilica
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France
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Record added: Dec 12, 2009
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Nicolas de Pellevé
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