Amboise, Georges d', best known as Cardinal d'Amboise, born at Chaumont, near Amboise, in 1460. At the early age of 14 he was appointed Bishop of Montauban by Louis XL, and subsequently became Archbishop of Narbonne, of Rouen, and Governor of Normandy. He attached himself to the Duke of Orleans, afterwards Louis XII., who made him Prime Minister in 1498. He kept down taxation, curbed judicial corruption, reformed the Church, and had the welfare of the nation at heart. Alexander VI. created him Cardinal and Papal Legate in France. It is believed he aspired to the tiara, and fomented schism to attain his ends. He died in 1510, leaving a vast fortune.