Bourbon, Louis De (2)

Bourbon, Louis De (2), a French cardinal-prince, was born Jan. 2, 1493. He was the fourth son of Francis of Bourbon, third count of Vendome, and Was bishop of Laon at the age of twenty years. In 1516 he became cardinal, archbishop of Sens, and legate of Savoy. In 1527 he offered Francis I, in the name of the clergy, a gift of £1,300, 000, and in 1552 he received of Henry II the government of Paris and of the Isle of France. He died March 17, 1556. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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