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NEScRn1534Feb26Pope Charles V appoints George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht (confirmed in 1535 by Pope Paul III)
ITScRn Oct13Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III
ITScRn1535Aug31Pope Paul III excommunicates English King Henry VIII
EUScRn1536Jan17Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
EUScRn May23Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition
??ScRn1537Feb09Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Reginald Pole to England
GBScRn1538Dec17Pope Paul III excommunicates England’s King Henry VIII
ITScRn1540Sep27Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius of Loyola, recognized by Pope Paul III
??ScRn1542Jul21Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
ITScRn1544Nov19Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
ITScGv1545Aug26Pope Paul III names his son Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma
ITScRn Dec13Pope Paul III opens the Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council)
ITScRn1549Sep17Pope Paul III suspends the Council of Trent (at Bologna)

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