Conclave 1559

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Coat of arms of Pope Pius IV, modern tracing

The conclave of 1559 was the electoral assembly of the cardinals after the death of Pope Paul IV and lasted from September 5 to December 25, 1559. With 111 days it was the longest conclave of the 16th century. It took place in the Cappella Paolina in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City .

Pope election

His choice fell on Giovanni Angelo Medici (1499–1565), who called himself Pope Pius IV .

College of Cardinals

At the time of the electoral conclave, the College of Cardinals consisted of 55 cardinals, 47 of whom attended the opening of the conclave. Girolamo Recanati Capodiferro died during the conclave; two had to leave the conclave for health reasons.

Participating cardinals

Absent cardinals