Guise, John, of Lorraine

Guise, John, OF Lorraine cardinal, was born in 1498. He went to France, and contributed a great deal to the elevation of his brother, Claude of Lorraine, the first duke of Guise, and of his family. In April, 1536, Francis I sent him to Charles V to negotiate an agreement. About 1542 the cardinal was removed from the court, and he died May 18, 1550. He is known for his excessive liberality, by means of which he became so influential among the people. He was in possession of a number of archbishoprics in France. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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