Gregory XVI

pope, 1765-1846

Pope Gregory XVI was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 2 February 1831 to his death. Strongly conservative and traditionalist, he opposed democratic and modernising reforms in the Papal States and throughout Europe, seeing them as fronts for revolutionary leftism. Against these trends, Gregory XVI sought to strengthen the religious and political authority of the papacy and supported Ultramontanism. He encouraged missionary activity abroad and condemned the slave trade. However, his harsh repression, financial extravagance and neglectfulness left him deeply unpopular domestically.

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Gregor XVI.

Papst (d. i. Bartolommeo Alberto Capellari, 1765-1846). Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Card. Cappelari"). Rom. 25.07.1829. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit Adresse (Faltbrief).
$ 1,072 / 1.000 € (31950/BN21626)

Schreibt als Präfekt der Propaganda an den Alumnaten Giorgio Medad in Livorno: "[...] Affinchè però un Ecclesiastico possa ben soddisfare a proprj doveri, deve anche attendere [...] con premura allo [...]". - Stärker gebräunt und fleckig; Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch (keine Textberührung; das Siegel erhalten).

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Gregor XVI.

Papst (d. i. Bartolommeo Alberto Capellari, 1765-1846). Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Gregorius PP. XVI"). Rom. 30.12.1843. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Das alt abgetrennte Respektblatt lose beiliegend.
$ 858 / 800 € (31951/BN21627)

An den Erzbischof von Bordeaux, dem er für einen Brief dankt und ihn seines Wohlwollens versichert: "[...] Non mediocri autem animi nostri voluptate [...] iterum intelleximus, Te [...] assiduis curis, laboribus, atque consiliis in tui gregis salutem procurandum incumbere [...]".

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Gregor XVI.

Papst (d. i. Bartolommeo Alberto Capellari, 1765-1846). Autograph letter signed ("Capellari"). San Romualdo. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.
$ 804 / 750 € (32027/BN22372)

To the Camaldolese's General Procurator concerning the Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classenear Ravenna, Italy: "Per prevenire, se siamo in tempo, la spontanea che potesse fare la stessa Comunità di Ravenna onde comporsi e transiggere colla C[amera] Ap[ostolica] per il locale del Mon[aste]ro di Classe, penso che sia bene fare la formale denunzia [...]". - Well preserved.

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