Albrecht von Brandenburg

Albrecht von Brandenburg

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 24 Sep 1545 (aged 55)
Aschaffenburg, Stadtkreis Aschaffenburg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Memorial ID 42971229 · View Source
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Born in Cölln (now part of Berlin), Albert was the younger son of John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg.In 1514 he obtained the Electorate of Mainz, and in 1518 was made a cardinal at the age of 28. Meanwhile to pay for the pallium of the see of Mainz and to discharge the other expenses of his elevation, Albert had borrowed 21,000 ducats from Jacob Fugger, and had obtained permission from Pope Leo X to conduct the sale of indulgences in his diocese to obtain funds to repay this loan, as long as half the collection was forwarded to the Papacy. An agent of the Fuggers subsequently traveled in the Cardinal's retinue in charge of the cashbox. For this work he procured the services of John Tetzel, and so indirectly exercised a potent influence on the course of the Reformation.


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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 11 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42971229
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albrecht von Brandenburg (28 Jun 1490–24 Sep 1545), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42971229, citing Saint Martin's Cathedral, Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .