Conclave April 1555

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Coat of arms of the Cardinal Chamberlain during the Sedis vacancy
Julius III.
Marcellus II.

The conclave of April 1555 was the electoral assembly of the cardinals after the death of Pope Julius III. and lasted from April 5, 1555 to April 9, 1555, so only five days. His choice fell on Marcello Cervini degli Spannocchi, who called himself Pope Marcellus II .

College of Cardinals

At the time of the electoral conclave, the College of Cardinals consisted of 57 cardinals, 37 of whom attended the opening of the conclave. Another 16 cardinals arrived late and 4 stayed away.

  • Italy: 38
  • France: 12
  • Spain: 3
  • Germany: 2
  • England: 1
  • Portugal: 1

Participating cardinals

Absent cardinals