Bakacs, Thomas

Bakacs, Thomas, an Hungarian bishop, was born at Erdid in 1450, and studied at Vienna, Bologna, and Ferrara. For a time he acted as secretary to cardinal Hippolyt von Este, and thus became known to king Matthias Corvinus, who employed him in the same capacity, and placed the archives of the government under his care. In 1849 he was appointed bishop of Raab, and under Wladislav II he received the bishopric of Erlau in 1494, and three years later he was made archbishop of Gran. Pope Alexander VI made him cardinal in 1500, and pope Julius II patriarch of Conlstantinople in 1507. He died June 11, 1521. Bakacs served his church and country faithfully. and his merits were especially appreciated by the Roman see. See Danks, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (1B. P.)

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