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Lorenzo Strozzi
Lorenzo Strozzi
Born(1523-12-03)December 3, 1523
Florence, Italy
DiedDecember 14, 1571(1571-12-14) (aged 48)
Avignon, France
EducationUniversity of Padua
RelativesStrozzi family
House of Medici
Senior posting
Based inFrance
ConsecrationJune 8, 1550

Lorenzo Strozzi (December 3, 1523 – December 14, 1571) was an Italian abbot and cardinal. He was the son of Filippo Strozzi, a member of the powerful Strozzi family of Florence, and Clarice de' Medici.[1]

Early life

Lorenzo Strozzi was born in Florence. He attended University of Padua to study law. As part of the French Army, he fought Calvinists in Languedoc under Henry II.[1]


His ecclesiastical career developed in France, first as abbot of Saint-Victor in Marseille (which he renounced in 1561), later as abbot of Villar San Costanzo at Staffarda, and then as bishop of Béziers in 1547. His cousin Queen Catherine de' Medici convinced him to join the church. He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul IV in the consistory of March 15, 1557, with the title of Santa Balbina.[1] Later, he was archbishop of Albi (1561), archbishop of Aix-en-Provence (1568-1571)[2] and archbishop of Siena from 1568.[citation needed]

Later life

He died at Avignon in 1571.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Miranda, Salvador. "3. STROZZI, Lorenzo (1523-1571)". Florida International University. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23.
  2. ^ Joseph Hyacinthe Albanés; Louis Fillet; Ulysse Chevalier (1899). Aix, Apt, Fréjus, Gap, Riez et Sisteron (in Latin). Montbéliard: Société anonyme d'imprimerie montbéliardaise. pp. 121–123.