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Italian cardinal; academic; patriarch of Venice. Bishop of Ceneda (now Vittorio Veneto). Although proclaimed a cardinal in 1833, Monico was unable to participate in the conclave of 1846 due to illness.

ALS - Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 3 June 1847, as Patriarch. Friendly letter to Professor (abbot) D. Francesco Zantedeschi (1797-1873) concerning another professor at the school of St. Caterina and his credentialing.  Nice example entirely in the hand of Monico.


Zantedeschi was chair of physics and applied mathematics at St. caterina in Venice.  He was a distinguished author of many scientific works.


Monico was a benefactor of his successor, Giuseppe Sarto (Pope St. Pius X), granting him a scholarship in 1850 to continue his studies. He was an ardent defender of the temporal power of the Church and condemned extremism, rationalism and fideism.  Authored several works. In the period just before the Revolution in Italy, Monico went to Vienna and Trieste in an effort to intercede with imperial authorities to soften their response to the impending revolution.

MONICO, JACOPO (1778-1851)

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