Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle

Burgundian advisor to Margaret of Parma, later cardinal, and minister of the Spanish Habsburgs

Date of Birth: 20-Aug-1517

Place of Birth: Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Date of Death: 21-Sep-1586

Profession: diplomat, Catholic priest, art collector

Nationality: Spain, France

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle

  • Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (20 August 1517 – 21 September 1586), Comte de La Baume Saint Amour, was a Burgundian statesman, made a cardinal, who followed his father as a leading minister of the Spanish Habsburgs, and was one of the most influential European politicians during the time which immediately followed the appearance of Protestantism in Europe; "the dominating Imperial statesman of the whole century". He was also a notable art collector, the "greatest private collector of his time, the friend and patron of Titian and Leoni and many other artists".

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