Louis III de Lorraine-Guise

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Cardinal Louis III. de Lorraine-Guise
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Louis III de Lorraine-Guise (born January 22, 1575 in Lorraine , † June 21, 1621 in Saintes ) was Archbishop of Reims and Cardinal of the Roman Church .


He was the third son of Henri I de Lorraine and his wife Catherine de Clèves and brother Charles' de Lorraine , Duke of Guise.

The layman - he never received a holy ordination  - was by King Ludwig XIII. nominated by France as coadjutor archbishop. With the death of Archbishop Philippe du Bec on January 10, 1605, he was succeeded as Archbishop- Elekt .

With a dispensation from Pope Paul V , he married Charlotte des Essarts on February 4, 1611 , who bore him five children. His first son Charles Louis († July 12, 1668) became Bishop of Condom .

In the consistory on December 2, 1615 he was created cardinal priest, but he never went to Rome to receive the red Galero and the Capa Magna .

Archbishop-Elekt died after a short illness on June 21, 1621 and was buried in Reims Cathedral.

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  1. a b So after: Louis III de Lorraine, 3 e cardinal de Guise. In: Encyclopædia Britannica . Miranda and Catholic-hierarchy, however, name June 18 as the day of death.
predecessor Office successor
Philippe du Bec Archbishop of Reims
Guillaume de Gifford