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.