Lot 110 of 145:
Letter signed by Pope Clement VII 1518  

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Title:
Manuscript Letter Signed

Author:
Clement VII [Giulio de Medici] (1478-1534)

Place:
Rome

Publisher:

Date:
1518

Description:
Manuscript Letter Signed as Cardinal. One page 9½x11½. Notification of a decree by Pope Leo X concerning the king of Ethiopia. Giulio was made a Knight of Rhodes and Grand Prior of Capua, and, upon the election of his cousin Giovanni de' Medici to the pontificate as Pope Leo X (1513–21), he soon became a powerful figure in Rome. Upon his cousin's accession to the papacy, Giulio became his principal minister and confidant, especially in the maintenance of the Medici interest at Florence as archbishop of that city. On 23 September 1513, he was made cardinal and he was consecrated on 29 September. He had the credit of being the main director of papal policy during the whole of Leo X's pontificate. As Pope, Clement VII quarreled with England and refused, in 1534, to sanction the divorce of Henry VIII from Catharine of Aragon.

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Condition:
Some edge wear and light soiling; else very good.


 
Item number:
194003
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