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Italian cardinal; distinguished papal nuncio to poland; extraordinary Ambassador to Russia;

General Treasurer of the Holy See; Prefect of the Sac. Congr. of the Index; Camerlengo of the Church


ALS - Autograph Letter Signed, one page with original mailing envelope.  Dated Paris, March 1810. Written to his nephew in Milan who was a lieutenant. Expresses concern for his wellbeing. Merits further research. 


Litta was one of a 13 cardinals proclaimed “black cardinals” by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for his refusal to attend/acknowledge the Emperor’s wedding. Napoleon refused to accept Litta as plenipotentiary given his disagreements with France in favor of Rome. He was exiled to Milan in 1808 then deported to France (from whence this letter was written to his nephew with the Italian Army in Milan.


LITTA, Lorenzo (1756-1820)

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