Jesuit priest in 1596. Archbishop of Esztergom, Hungary on 28 October 1616; he served for over 20 years. Checked the decline of the Catholic faith and brought about a counter-reformation with ecclesiastical reorganization. Supported the work of the Jesuits in his archdiocese. Elevated to cardinal on 19 November 1629 by Pope Urban VIII. Cardinal-Priest of San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni) on 31 May 1632.