khlesl, melchior


khlesl, melchior

Austrian statesman, bishop of Vienna and later a cardinal, who tried to promote religious toleration during the Counter-Reformation in Austria. Converted from Protestantism by the Jesuits, he became an outstanding preacher and served as bishop of Vienna from the 1590s.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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