Lorenzo Strozzi

Lorenzo Strozzi (December 3, 1513 – 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.

Lorenzo Strozzi was born in Florence. 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 1548. He fought firmly the spread of Calvinism in Languedoc, supported by the French queen Catherine de' Medici, who had grown up with Lorenzo after her father's death.

He was created cardinal by Pope Paul IV in the consistory of March 15, 1557, with the title of Santa Balbina.

Later he was archbishop of Albi (1561), archbishop of Aix-en-Provence (1568-1571)[1] and archbishop of Siena from 1568.

He died at Avignon in 1571.

Lorenzo Strozzi
Lorenzo Strozzi


Ancestors of Lorenzo Strozzi
16. Simone Strozzi
8. Matteo Strozzi
17. Andreina Rondinelli
4. Filippo Strozzi the Elder
18. Filippo Macinghi
9. Alessandra Macinghi
2. Filippo Strozzi the Younger
10. Bartolommeo Gianfigliazzi
5. Salvaggia Gianfigliazzi
1. Lorenzo Strozzi
24. Piero de' Medici
12. Lorenzo de' Medici
25. Lucrezia Tornabuoni
6. Piero de' Medici
26. Jacopo Orsini, Lord of Monterotondo and Bracciano
13. Clarice Orsini
27. Maddalena Orsini (daughter of 28 and 29)
3. Clarice de' Medici
28. Carlo Orsini, Lord of Bracciano
14. Roberto Orsini, Count of Tagliacozzo
29. Paola Orsini
7. Alfonsina Orsini
30. Amerigo Sanseverino, Count of Capaccio
15. Caterina Sanseverino
31. Margherita Sanseverino


  1. ^ 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.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
François Gouffier
Bishop of Béziers

Succeeded by
Julien de Médicis
Preceded by
Pedro Pacheco de Villena
Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina

Succeeded by
Gaspar Cervantes de Gaeta
Preceded by
Louis I of Lothringen-Guise
Archbishop of Albi

Succeeded by
Philippe de Rodolfis
Preceded by
Jean de Saint-Chamond
Archbishop of Aix

Succeeded by
Julien de Médicis

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