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Francois de Tournon

François de Tournon

François de Tournon (1489 in Tournon-sur-Rhône – 1562 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) was a French Augustinian diplomat and Cardinal[1]. From 1536 he was also a military leader of French forces operating in Provence, Savoy and Piedmont. In the same year he founded the Collège de Tournon. For a period he was effectively France's foreign minister.


  1. From 1530; bishop of Sabina from 1550, bishop of Ostia in 1560.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Niccolò Fieschi
Bishop of Embrun
Succeeded by
Antoine de Lévis de Château-Morand
Preceded by
François de Bueil
Archbishop of Bourges
Succeeded by
Jacques Leroy
Preceded by
Giovanni Pietro Carafa
Cardinal-bishop of Sabina
Succeeded by
Robert de Lenoncourt
Preceded by
Jean du Bellay
Cardinal-bishop of Ostia
Succeeded by
Rodolfo Pio
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