- George d'AmboiseGeorge d'Amboise† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► George d'AmboiseFrench Cardinal, archbishop, and statesman, b. at Chaumont-sur-Loire in 1460; d. at Lyons, 25 May, 1510. He was one of the prominent figures of the French Renaissance. Nominated Bishop of Montauban at the age of fourteen, he did not assume office till he was twenty-four. In 1493, he became Archbishop of Rouen. He belonged to the party of the Duke of Orléans, who, when be became Louis XII (1498) at once made d'Amboise his prime minister. He was created a Cardinal by Alexander VI, the same year. As a prime minister he pursued an ambitious foreign policy, and urged Louis XII to the conquest of Milan; at home, he inaugurated a firm and wise policy of retrenchment and reform, reducing the imposts one-tenth, setting the finances in order, and introducing needed improvements into legislation and the judicial system. As a churchman, he was much less admirable. Ambitious to become pope he strove by every means in his power to compass this end at the death of Alexander VI. Louis XII lent him the prestige of France, and Cæsar Borgia intrigued at Rome with the Spanish Cardinals in his interest. In the balloting he stood third with thirteen votes, Giuliano della Rovere receiving fifteen, and Cardinal Caraffa fourteen. When Cæsar Borgia retired from Rome, d'Amboise suffered from the reaction, and was content to promote the election of Pius III. On the death of Pius he renewed his efforts and, having again failed, went so far as to encourage schism between France and Julius II. His plans, however, came to naught through the failure of the French army in Italy. To conciliate the King, Julius made d'Amboise "Legate a latere" for the whole of France, a most exceptional honour. Cardinal d'Amboise held his high office in Church and State till his death, which took place at the convent of the Celestins in Lyons, 25 May, 1510. He has a splendid tomb in the Cathedral of Rouen.LEGENDRE, Vie du cardinal d'Amboise (Rouen, 1726); MONTBARD, Le cardinal G. d'Amboise, ministre de Louis XII (Limoges, 1879); D'AMBOISE, Lettres au roi Louis XII (Brussels, 1712).F.P. HAVEYTranscribed by Vivek Gilbert John Fernandez Dedicated to all Cardinals of the Catholic Church — that they may lead with the fullness of truth.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910.
Look at other dictionaries:
Amboise, George d' — • French cardinal, archbishop, and statesman (1460 1510) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Amboise  — Amboise (spr. angbŏahs ), George d , franz. Staatsmann, geb. 1460 zu Chaumont sur Loire, Erzbischof von Narbonne, 1493 von Rouen, 1498 Kardinal, unter Ludwig XII. Erster Minister und eigentlicher Regent von Frankreich, gest. 25. Mai 1510 zu Lyon … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
George Louis Poilleux Saint-Ange — Cardinal d Ambroise archevêque de Rouen (1460 1510) … Wikipédia en Français
George Jones — For other people named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). George Jones Jones performing at Harrah s Metropolis in Metropolis, Illinois in June 2002 Background information … Wikipedia
George II — Georges II Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents souverains partageant un même nom. Georges II ou George II peut désigner (par ordre chronologique) : Georges II de Galicie Volhynie (1308 1340), prince de la Rus de Halych… … Wikipédia en Français
AMBOISE, GEORGE DE, CARDINAL — the popular Prime Minister of Louis XII., who, as such, reduced the Public burdens, and as the Pope s legate in France effected a great reform among the religious orders; is said to have died immensely rich (1460 1510) … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Christopher d'Amboise — Born 1960 New York City Nationality United States Field Ballet Training … Wikipedia
Jacques d'Amboise — infobox actor birthname=Joseph Jacques Ahearn birthdate=birth date and age|1934|7|28 birthplace=Dedham, Massachusetts occupation=Film actor, dancer Jacques d Amboise (born Joseph Jacques Ahearn on July 28, 1934 in Dedham, Massachusetts) is a well … Wikipedia
Louis de Bussy d'Amboise — Porträt Louis de Clermont von Edouard Pingret, 1835, nach einem älteren Original Louis de Clermont, Herr von Bussy d Amboise (* 1549; † 1579) war ein typischer Adliger der Zeit des französischen Königs Heinrich III. – voller Mut und Beherztheit,… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Louis de Bussy d’Amboise — Porträt Louis de Clermont von Edouard Pingret, 1835, nach einem älteren Original Louis de Clermont, Herr von Bussy d Amboise (* 1549; † 1579) war ein typischer Adliger der Zeit des französischen Königs Heinrich III. – voller Mut und Beherztheit,… … Deutsch Wikipedia