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GREGORY XIV: (1535-1591) Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1590-91. His tenure lasted only ten months. Gregory XIV, during his brief pontificate, excommunicated King Henry IV of France, modified the Apostolic Constitution so that the penalty for abortion did not apply until the foetus become animated, and bestowed the red cap upon the Cardinals who before wore only a hat. Rare Autograph Manuscript by Gregory XIV, one page, oblong 4to, n.p., n.d., in Latin. An excellent document comprising 25 lines where Gregory XIV values some ecclesiastical patents according to the Council of Trent. With right edge slightly trimmed and few stains mainly due to age wear, otherwise F to G. £600-900

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GREGORY XIV: (1535-1591)

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