Lot 108 of 145:
Letter signed Pope Adrian VI, 1521  

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Title:
Manuscript Letter, Signed

Author:
Adrian VI. [Adrian Floriszoon] (1459-1523).

Place:
Burgos

Publisher:

Date:
8 October, 1521

Description:
Manuscript Letter Signed “El Car[dena]l de Fontosa,” one page, 13¾x9¼". Concerning the dispatch of a flotilla to transport munitions for the army to assist Khair-Ed-Din, King of Alger in fighting the Barbary pirates. Adrian VI (became Pope 1522) was the last non-Italian pope until John Paul II, 456 years later. He is, together with Marcellus II, one of two modern popes to retain his baptismal name as his regnal name. He is buried in the German national church in Rome, Santa Maria dell'Anima and has been the only Dutch Pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Condition:
Creasing, edge wear, foxing; about fine.


 
Item number:
194011
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