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Campeggio, Lorenzo, Cardinal, was born in 1474 at Bologna. After engaging in the legal profession he entered the Church, and was made a bishop by Pope Julius II., who also sent him as nuncio to Germany and Milan. In 1517 he became Cardinal, and was sent to England to incite Henry VIII. against the Turks. He again visited England in 1528 to assist Wolsey in the matter of Henry's contemplated divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and succeeded in accomplishing nothing except to incur the displeasure of all parties, and to bring about Henry's final rupture with Rome. Campeggio died in 1539 at Rome.