Jean d'Orléans-Longueville

Jean d'Orléans-Longueville (1484, in Château de Parthenay — 24 September 1533, in Tarascon), Cardinal de Longueville was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church for six months in 1533.[1] He was abbot in commendam of Bec, and concurrently archbishop of Toulouse (1503) and bishop of Orléans (1521).


Jean d’Orléans-Longueville was born in Parthenay in 1484, the third son of François I d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville and Agnes of Savoy.[2] His older brothers were François II, Duke of Longueville and Louis I d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville.[2] He was a relative of Louis XI of France and Louis XII of France, the latter of whom provided for his education.[2]

He began his ecclesiastical career as a cleric at Chartres Cathedral. On November 29, 1503, he was elected Archbishop of Toulouse.[2] He was the administrator of the archdiocese until he reached the canonical age of 27.[2] He received the pallium on August 14, 1517 and then occupied the see until his death.[2] On June 26, 1521, he was named Bishop of Orléans.[2] He also occupied that see until his death. [2]

Pope Clement VII made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of March 3, 1533.[2] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Martino ai Monti at that time.[2]

In 1533, he was traveling to Marseille to witness Pope Clement VII perform the marriage of Henry, Duke of Orléans and Catherine de' Medici.[2] He died on the way to Marseille, at Tarascon on September 24, 1533.[2]


  1. ^ He was made a cardinal 3 March 1533 by Pope Clement VII as part of his thirteenth Consistory.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Biography from the Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

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