Italian cardinal; academic; patriarch of Venice.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 1847, as Patriarch. Friendly letter to a professor concerning another academic and his credentialing. Nice example entirely in the hand of Monico.
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.
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