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Francisco de Navarra y Hualde

Francisco de Navarra y Hualde (1498 – April 16, 1563) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Valencia (1556–1563), Bishop of Badajoz (1545–1556), and Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (1542–1545)[1][2][3] in emperor Charles V's Spain.

Most Reverend

Francisco de Navarra y Hualde
Archbishop of Valencia
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Valencia
PredecessorTomás García y Martínez
SuccessorAcisclo de Moya y Contreras
Personal details
Tafalla, Navarre
DiedApril 16, 1563 (age 65)
Previous postBishop of Ciudad Rodrigo
Bishop of Badajoz


Francisco de Navarra y Hualde was born in Tafalla,[2] Kingdom of Navarre, in 1498. He was the son of Pedro, Marshall of Navarre, and a lady from Tafalla surnamed Hualde. As a young man he was affected by the conquest of Navarre. Following the pardons decreed by the emperor Charles V that paved the ground to the end of the Siege of Hondarribia, he was appointed prior of Roncesvalles, later removed from Navarre.

On May 22, 1542, Pope Paul III appointed him Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo.[2] On December 14, 1545, he was appointed by Pope Paul III, Bishop of Badajoz.[2] On May 4, 1556, Pope Paul IV appointed him Archbishop of Valencia and he was installed on Jun 22, 1556.[2] He served as Bishop of Badajoz until his death on April 16, 1563.[2] While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of Tomás Garcia Martinez, Archbishop of Valencia (1544).[2]


  1. ^ Eubel, Konrad (1923). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. pp. 266, 168, and 325. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Archbishop Francisco de Navarra y Hualde" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  3. ^ Archdiocese of Valencia: "D. Francisco de Navarra (1556-1563)" retrieved December 1, 2015

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonio Ramírez de Haro
Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo
Succeeded by
Juan Aceres
Preceded by
Jerónimo Suárez Maldonado
Bishop of Badajoz
Succeeded by
Cristóbal Rojas Sandoval
Preceded by
Tomás Garcia Martinez
Archbishop of Valencia
Succeeded by
Acisclo de Moya y Contreras