Guillaume-Hugues d'Estaing

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Guillaume-Hugues d'Estaing (died 28 October 1455) (called the Cardinal of Metz) was a French Roman Catholic cardinal and bishop.


Guillaume-Hugues d'Estaing was born in Étain, the son of Hugues d'Estaing.[1] After becoming a doctor of both laws, he entered the Order of Saint Benedict.[1] He was ordained as a priest and then became archdeacon of Verdun.[1] He later became archdeacon of Metz.[1]

He was in attendance at the Council of Basle (1431–43).[1] In 1437, he was a member of the conciliar commission that reported on the poor governance of the church by Pope Eugene IV.[1] In the papal conclave of 5 November 1439 he was one of the supporters of Antipope Felix V.[1]

Antipope Felix V made him a pseudocardinal on 6 April 1444 in Geneva, offering him the titular church of San Marcello al Corso.[1] Estaing refused Felix V's offer to make him a cardinal, instead choosing to side with Pope Nicholas V, who absolved him for his earlier support of Felix.[1] In the consistory of 19 December 1449, Nicholas V made Estaing a cardinal priest, awarding him the titular church of Santa Sabina on 12 January 1450.[1] Estaing entered Rome on 30 November 1450 and received the red hat the next day.[1]

On 1 March 1451 he was elected Bishop of Sion, though a dispute with the cathedral chapter ultimately led to his resignation as bishop on 11 September 1454.[1] He was present at the secret consistory of 27 October 1451.[1] He served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from November 1452 to 5 November 1453.[1] On 27 June 1453 he was elected Bishop of Fréjus, holding this position until his death.[1] He participated in the papal conclave of 1455 that elected Pope Callixtus III.[1]

He died in Rome on 28 October 1455.[1] He is buried in Santa Sabina.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Miranda, Salvador. "ESTAING, O.S.B., Guillaume-Hugues d' (?-1455)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Latino Orsini
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
Succeeded by
Alain de Coëtivy