cardinal. Of a noble Spanish family, he became a Franciscan in 1498; in 1523 and 1526 he was elected Minister General of the Observants. After the Sack of Rome (1527) he mediated between Charles V and Clement VII, who made him a cardinal. On the Pope's instruction he compiled a new Breviary, published by Paul III in 1535; it is often called the ‘Breviary of the Holy Cross’ after the cardinal's titular church. Though intended for private use, it was widely adopted before it was proscribed in 1558; it influenced the BCP.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.