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(ALEXANDER VII) (1599-1667)
Born Fabio Chigi. Pope from 1655 until his death in 1667. Papal “letter of grace” circa 1657, issued to Francesco Soranzo who was, at one time, Venetian ambassador at the Spanish Court. In calligraphic hand of papal secretary and signed by same. Usual folds and light toning, overall very good. Does not include a leaden bulla. […]
(Consalvi, Ercole Cardinal) (1757 – 1824)
(DANDINI, Girolamo Cardinal (1509-59)
Significant Document Dated 1551 – Transfer of the Protectorship of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity of Monte Pincio, Rome, to King Henry II of France. References Saint Francis of Paola and Cardinal Girolamo Dandini, Papal Nuncio to France. Italian cardinal. In the Papal curia, Girolamo Dandini was the first man to fill the […]
(dePierre deBernis, Francois Joachim Cardinal) (1715-94)
French cardinal and diplomat. He was the sixth member elected to occupy Seat 3 of the Academie francais in 1744. Bernis was one of the most prominent figures in the autobiography of Giacomo Casanova Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life) starting from the chapter on “Convent Affairs”. ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, one page, […]