Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg (1469 - 30 March 1540) was a German statesman and archbishop of Salzburg. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A statesman or stateswoman or statesperson is usually a Politician or other notable figure of State who has had a long and respected career in The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state of the Holy Roman Empire, roughly consisting of the present-day state of Salzburg (the
He was the son of a burgher of Augsburg and afterwards assumed the name of Wellenburg from a castle that came into his possession. Augsburg is an independent City in the south-west of Bavaria. After studying at Ingolstadt, Vienna and Tübingen he entered the service of the emperor Frederick III and quickly made his way to the front. Ingolstadt (ˈɪŋgɔlˌʃtat Austro-Bavarian: Inglstådt) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. Tübingen, a traditional University town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is situated 30 km (19 miles southwest of Stuttgart, on a ridge between Frederick III of Habsburg ( September 21 1415 &ndash August 19, 1493) was elected as German King as the successor of He was also one of the most trusted advisers of Frederick's son and successor Maximilian I, and his services were rewarded in 1500 with the provostship of the cathedral at Augsburg and in the following year with the bishopric of Gurk. In 1511 he was made a cardinal by Pope Julius II, and in 1514 he became coadjutor to the archbishop of Salzburg, whom he succeeded in 1519. A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official usually a bishop, of the Catholic Church. Pope Julius II (5 December 1443 &ndash 21 February 1513 born Giuliano Della Rovere, was Pope from 1503 to 1513 is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. He also received the bishopric of Cartagena in Murcia in 1521, and was made Cardinal Bishop of Albano in 1535. Murcia ( is the capital city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, located at the river Segura in south-eastern Spain.
Lang's adherence to the older faith, together with his pride and arrogance, made him very unpopular in his diocese of Salzburg; in 1523 he was involved in a serious struggle with his subjects, and in 1525, during the Peasants' War, he had again to fight hard to hold his own. For other conflicts referred to as peasant wars or revolts see Peasant revolt (disambiguation. He was one of the chief ministers of Charles V; he played an important part in the tangled international negotiations of his time; and he was always loyal to his imperial masters. Charles V (24 February 1500 &ndash 21 September 1558 was Not without reason has he been compared with Cardinal Wolsey. Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (c1470–1471 – November 28 or November 29 1530 who was born in Ipswich Suffolk England was an English Statesman and a cardinal
The writer and courtier Maximilianus Transylvanus, a secretary to Charles V, is often said to be a son of Lang's (see Maximilianus Transylvanus for this discussion). Maximilianus Transylvanus (Transilvanus Transylvanianus, also Maximilianus of Transylvania and Maximilian (Maximiliaen von Sevenborgen Maximilianus Transylvanus (Transilvanus Transylvanianus, also Maximilianus of Transylvania and Maximilian (Maximiliaen von Sevenborgen In any case, Transylvanus addressed his De Moluccis Insulis, the first published description of Magellan's voyage around the world, to Lang. Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães fɨɾˈnɐ̃ũ dɨ mɐgɐˈʎɐ̃ĩʃ Fernando de Magallanes (Spring 1480 &ndash April 27 1521 Mactan Island, Cebu