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Albrecht, of Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545


  • [Albrecht of Brandenburg (1490-1545) was the Archbishop of Mainz who authorized the sale of indulgences in Germany, which prompted Martin Luther to post his historic 95 theses at Wittenberg.]

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  • Variants

    • Albert, of Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
    • Albrecht, von Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
    • Albrecht von Brandenburg, Cardinal, Abp. and Elector of Mainz, 1490-1545
    • Brandenburg, Albrecht von, 1490-1545
    • Albert, of Mainz, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1490-06-28
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1545-09-24
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1514
        • Affiliation End: 1545
        • Organization: (naf) Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Berlin (Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Halle an der Saale (Germany)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Albert, of Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
    • Albrecht von Brandenburg, Cardinal, Abp. and Elector of Mainz, 1490-1545
  • Sources

    • found: Roesgen, M. von. Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, 1980:title page (Albrecht von Brandenburg)
    • found: New Catholic encyclopedia. Second edition:volume 1, page 233 (Albrecht of Brandenburg; Cardinal Archbishop of Mainz, Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; born June 28, 1490, in Berlin; died September 24, 1545, in Mainz; became Archbishop of Magdeburg in 1513; founded the University of Halle in 1531)
    • found: Price, David. Albrecht Dürer's Renaissance, 2003:page 237 (Albrecht of Brandenburg)
    • found: Kren, Thomas. Illuminating the Renaissance, 2003:page 456 (Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, archbishop and elector of Mainz) page 457 (Cardinal Albrecht)
    • found: Der Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, Renaissancefürst und Mäzen, 2006:volume 1, title page (Albrecht von Brandenburg) volume 1, page 12 (Archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, Cardinal of the Roman Curia, Imperial Chancellor and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire; Halle was his favored residence from 1513 to 1541)
    • found: German Wikipedia, viewed November 13, 2015(Albrecht Kardinal von Brandenburg; born June 28, 1490, in Cölln an der Spree (now part of Berlin); died September 24, 1545, at the Martinsburg in Mainz)
    • found: Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation, 1996:volume 1, page 15 (Albert of Brandenburg, 1490-1545) page16 (Albrecht von Mainz; Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg)
  • General Notes

    • [Albrecht of Brandenburg (1490-1545) was the Archbishop of Mainz who authorized the sale of indulgences in Germany, which prompted Martin Luther to post his historic 95 theses at Wittenberg.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-11-05: new
    • 2016-07-26: revised
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