Carondelet, Jean De

Carondelet, Jean de a prelate and magistrate of Burgundy, was born at Dole in 1469. He was successively dean of the metropolitan church of Besancon, abbot of Mont- Benoit, provost of Saints-Donatien of Bruges, and, in 1503, ecclesiastical member of the sovereign council of Malines. Carondelet was very highly esteemed by Charles V, who, in 1527, appointed him perpetual president of the council of Brussels, and in 1531 made him president of the privy council of the Netherlands. He was afterwards appointed archbishop 'of Palermo, and primate of Sicily. He was 'obliged, in 1540, on account of age and infirmities, to retire to private life, and died at Malines, Feb. 8, 1544, leaving De Orbis Situ (Antwerp, 1565), and several manuscripts upon various questions of law. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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