Italian canon lawyer, diplomat and archbishop of Tarantaise**
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed: three pages, 1592. Addressed to a senior royal in the court of Philip II of Spain. Speaks of several papabile to succeed Innocent IX. Given his acclaim as an authority of diplomatics, this has the potential to be a historically-significant letter. Considerable dampstaining but, overall, very good and still legible. Merits further research. Nota bene: for a nominal sum we can furnish a summary or translation of this letter.
**The Archdiocese of Tarantaise (Latin: Tarantasiensis) was a Roman Catholic diocese and French archdiocese with its seat at Moutiers in the Tarentaise Valley of Savoie. Founded as a diocese in the 5th century, it became an archdiocese in 794, but was dissolved in 1801. The diocese of Tarentaise was re-established in 1825 and united with the diocese of Chambery and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. In 1966, the archdiocese of Chambéry, Maurienne and Tarentaise was established.
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