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#198 - Pope Gregory XVI

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Born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari (1765-1846), he was Pope of the Catholic Church from 1831 to 1846. Strongly conservative and traditionalist, he opposed democratic and modernizing reforms in the Papal States and throughout Europe, seeing them as fronts for revolutionary leftism, and sought to strengthen the religious and political authority of the papacy. ALS in Italian, signed “Capellari,” one page, 7.5 x 10.5, April 27, 1817. Untranslated letter as General of the Camaldolese Order in the monastery of St. Apollinare in Classe at Ravenna. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and a couple creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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