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Gourreau de la Proustière, "Conclave d'Alexandre vii"

ca.1658
1 vol. (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 436 bd

On April 7, 1655, after a conclave of 80 days, Fabio Chigi was elected to succeed Innocent X as Pope. Taking the name Alexander VII, Chigi was initially viewed as an opponent of papal nepotism, however little progress was made. He served as pope until his death on May 22, 1667.

Bound in 18th century leather with an prefatory letter by the Prieur Gourreau, this manuscript was apparently intended for publication and may be an 18th century transcription of a presumably earlier manuscript. Editions of the Le Conclave d'Alexandre VII, ou Relation véritable de tout ce qui s'est passé et négocié au Conclave tenu à Rome depuis le 17 janvier jusqu'au 7 avril 1655 au sujet de l'élection du cardinal Fabio Chigi appeared in 1666 and 1667.

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Background on Alexander VII

After a conclave of 80 days, Fabio Chigi was elected to succeed Innocent X as Pope on April 7, 1655. Taking the name Alexander VII, Chigi was initially viewed as an opponent of papal nepotism, however his papacy produced little in the way of reform. He served as pope until his death on May 22, 1667.

Scope of collection

Bound in 18th century leather with an prefatory letter by the Prieur Gourreau, this manuscript was apparently intended for publication and may be an 18th century transcription of a presumably earlier manuscript. Editions of the Le Conclave d'Alexandre VII, ou Relation véritable de tout ce qui s'est passé et négocié au Conclave tenu à Rome depuis le 17 janvier jusqu'au 7 avril 1655 au sujet de l'élection du cardinal Fabio Chigi appeared in 1666 and 1667.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Transferred from the Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Dec. 2015.

Language:

French

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Gourreau de la Proustière, "Conclave d'Alexandre vii" (MS 436 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Alexander VII, Pope, 1599-1667
  • Popes--Election

Contributors

  • Gourreau de La Proustière, Philippe, 1611-1694 [main entry]

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