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us: Albert, of Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545


  • [Cardinal Albert of Brandenburg (1490-1545) was the Archbishop of Mainz who authorized the sale of indulgences in Germany, against which Martin Luther posted his historic 95 theses.]

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    • us: Albrecht, von Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
    • us: Albrecht von Brandenburg, Cardinal, Abp. and Elector of Mainz, 1490-1545.
    • us: Albrecht, of Brandenburg, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
    • us: Albert, of Mainz, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Cardinal, 1490-1545
    • us: Brandenburg, Albrecht von, 1490-1545
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Albrecht von Brandenburg, Cardinal, Abp. and Elector of Mainz, 1490-1545.
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    • found: Roesgen, M. von. Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, 1980: title page (Albrecht von Brandenburg)
    • found: New Catholic encyclopedia, 1967: vol. 1, p. 233 (Albrecht of Brandenburg; Archibishop of Magdeburg, Cardinal Archbishop of Mainz, Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, founder of the University of Halle)
    • found: Der Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, Renaissancefürst und Mäzen, 2006: volume 1, title page (Albrecht von Brandenburg) volume 1, page 12 (Archibishop 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)
  • General Notes

    • [Cardinal Albert of Brandenburg (1490-1545) was the Archbishop of Mainz who authorized the sale of indulgences in Germany, against which Martin Luther posted his historic 95 theses.]
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    • 1980-11-05: new
    • 2013-05-31: revised
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