Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle

1517 - 1586

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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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle has received more than 79,566 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle is the 915th most popular religious figure (up from 965th in 2019), the 1,361st most popular biography from France (up from 1,466th in 2019) and the 66th most popular French Religious Figure.

Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle was a French cardinal and statesman. He is most famous for being the chief minister of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1559 until his death in 1586.

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Among religious figures, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle ranks 915 out of 3,187Before him are Dom Justo Takayama, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Antipope Felix II, Sebastian Castellio, Lambert of Maastricht, and Cyril Lucaris. After him are Pierre Cauchon, Cyriacus, Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni, Clemens August Graf von Galen, Robert Sarah, and Conrad Schumann.

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Among people born in 1517, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle ranks 4Before him are Gotthard Kettler, Emperor Ōgimachi, and Gioseffo Zarlino. After him are Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Li Shizhen, Pierre Belon, Rembert Dodoens, Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Jacques Pelletier du Mans. Among people deceased in 1586, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle ranks 7Before him are Stephen Báthory, Margaret of Parma, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Primož Trubar, Luis de Morales, Birbal, Ignazio Danti, Philip Sidney, and Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt.

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Among people born in France, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle ranks 1,361 out of 6,770Before him are Henri Désiré Landru (1869), Françoise Gilot (1921), Gabriel Lamé (1795), Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (1435), Louis, Prince of Condé (1530), and Pierre de Marivaux (1688). After him are Claude Lanzmann (1925), Pierre Cauchon (1371), Walter Sans Avoir (1050), Marie Anne de Bourbon (1666), Livilla (-13), and Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761).


Among religious figures born in France, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle ranks 66Before him are Philipp Spener (1635), Jane Frances de Chantal (1572), William Farel (1489), John Eudes (1601), Adalbert of Magdeburg (910), and Sebastian Castellio (1515). After him are Pierre Cauchon (1371), Odilo of Cluny (961), Benedict of Aniane (750), La Voisin (1640), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), and Peter Faber (1506).