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Pope Paul V letter to King Philip III of Spain

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0596

Scope and Contents

The letter was written in Latin, on vellum, on a narrow strip (10 x 40.5 cm; 4" x 16"). This contemporary file copy was retained in Rome and signed "S. Card. S. Susannae" (i.e., Cardial Scipione Cobelluzzi, who was also at this time the Librarian of the Vatican Library).


  • Creation: 1619 January 4

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Biographical / Historical

This letter was sent from Pope Paul V (1552-1621; pontificate from 1605-1621), to King Phillip III of Spain on January 4th, 1619, soon after the pope learned of the death of Bernardo de Sandoval y Rojas, the archbishop of Toledo and Grand Inquisitor of Spain. In this letter he appoints Luis de Aliaga Martinez the new Grand Inquisitor.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased in August 2010.

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