Charles d'Angennes de Rambouillet

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Charles d'Angennes de Rambouillet (1530–1587) was a French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

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Charles d'Angennes de Rambouillet was born in the Château de Rambouillet on 30 October 1530, the son of Jean d'Angennes, seigneur of Rambouillet, governor of Dauphiné.[1]

As a young man, he spent a long period of time at the court of the King of France, and was sent abroad on several embassies.[1] A cleric of Le Mans, he became a counselor of the French king.[1]

On 27 July 1556 he was elected Bishop of Le Mans; he was subsequently consecrated as a bishop.[1] He did not take possession of his diocese until 1560.[1] During his time as Bishop of Le Mans, his diocese was invaded by Calvinists who attacked Le Mans Cathedral.[1]

Charles IX of France named him ambassador to Pope Pius V.[1] He participated in the Council of Trent from 13 November 1562 until its closing.[1] From 1568 on, he was the French ambassador to the Holy See.[1]

Pope Pius V made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of 17 May 1570. He received the red hat and the titular church of San Simeone Profeta on 9 June 1570. On 20 November 1570 he opted for the titular church of Sant'Euphemia.

He participated in the papal conclave of 1572 that elected Pope Gregory XIII.[1] The new pope named him papal legate to Umbria in 1578.[1] He later participated in the papal conclave of 1585 that elected Pope Sixtus V.[1] He became governor of Corneto in 1587.[1]

He died in Corneto on 23 March 1587[1] and was buried in Corneto in the Church of San Francesco of the Friars Minor of the Observants.[1]

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