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Stanislaus Hosius

Catholic cardinal

1504   -   1579

country of citizenship: Germany, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
language of expression: Latin, Polish
educated at: University of Bologna, University of Padua, Jagiellonian University
occupation: diplomat, writer, Catholic priest, poet
position held: cardinal, Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals, Catholic bishop, sekretarz królewski, diocesan bishop, nuncio

Stanislaus Hosius (Polish: Stanisław Hozjusz; 5 May 1504 – 5 August 1579) was a Polish Roman Catholic cardinal. From 1551 he was the Prince-Bishop of the Bishopric of Warmia in Royal Prussia and from 1558 he served as the papal legate to the Holy Roman Emperor's Imperial Court in Vienna, Austria. From 1566 he was also the papal legate to Poland. He is designated a Servant of God.
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