Imre Csáky (cardinal)

Imre Csáky (28 October 1672 – 28 August 1732) was a Hungarian Roman Catholic cardinal.

Imre Cardinal Csáky †
Cardinal priest of Sant'Eusebio; Archbishop of Kalocsa
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SeeArchdiocese of Kalocsa
Installed19 November 1714–28 August 1732
Other post(s)Previously Bishop of Nagyvárad
Created cardinal12 July 1717
Personal details
Born(1672-10-28)28 October 1672
Spiš Castle, present-day Slovakia
Died28 August 1732(1732-08-28) (aged 59)
Oradea, present-day Romania


Csáky was born in Spiš Castle (nowadays in Slovakia), a fief of his family. He studied in Košice, Vienna and Rome and was ordained priest, starting his eclessiastical career in Eger and then in Košice and Esztergom. In 1703 he was appointed abbot of Szent Gothárdi.

On 25 June 1703, he was elected bishop of Nagyvárad (present Oradea, Romania). On 19 November 1714, he was promoted metropolitan archbishop of Archdiocese of Kalocsa and held the Nagyvárad diocese as apostolic administrator until his death.

Csáky was created cardinal priest in pectore in the consistory of 12 July 1717 by Pope Clement XI with the title of Sant'Eusebio. He took part in the Papal conclave of 1721, but not in those of 1724 and 1730. He died in 1732 in a castle he had built near Nagyvárad.


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