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A work on the life of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V by Gregorio Leti.

Gregorio Leti (1630–1701) was an Italian historian and satirist from Milan, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Abbe Gualdi, known for his works about the Catholic Church, especially the papacy.

Charles V (1500 – 1558), was a Duke of Burgundy and Holy Roman Emperor. He was ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of Habsburg Netherlands from 1506, until he voluntarily stepped down from these and other positions by a series of abdications between 1554 and 1556.

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1715 Life of Charles V Holy Roman Empire Military Battles Wars Portraits 4v SET

 

A work on the life of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V by Gregorio Leti.

 

Gregorio Leti (1630–1701) was an Italian historian and satirist from Milan, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Abbe Gualdi, known for his works about the Catholic Church, especially the papacy.

 

Charles V (1500 – 1558), was a Duke of Burgundy and Holy Roman Emperor. He was ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of Habsburg Netherlands from 1506, until he voluntarily stepped down from these and other positions by a series of abdications between 1554 and 1556.

 

Main author: Gregorio Leti; Catholic Church

 

Title: La vie de l’Empereur Charles V

 

Published: A Brusselles : Chez Josse de Grieck, Marchand Libraire, proche la Steen-Porte, 1715.

 

Language: French

 

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Gregorio Leti (1630–1701) was an Italian historian and satirist from Milan, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Abbe Gualdi, L’abbé Gualdi,[1] or Gualdus[2] known for his works about the Catholic Church, especially the papacy. All of his publications were listed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.[3]

Contents  [hide]

1              Life

2              Works

3              Further reading

4              References

Life[edit]

The nephew of the Bishop of Acquapendente in Umbria, Leti was educated in a Jesuit school, but later became a Protestant.[4] He resided in the court of Louis XIV of France and in 1680[5] that of Charles II of England, who commissioned him to write a history of England. Leti had access to the library of the Earl of Anglesey, which numbered over 5,000 volumes, as well as that of Bishop Gilbert Burnet.[6] He wrote the first ever proper life of Elizabeth I of England, which includes many romantic embellishments about her youth and her mother, Anne Boleyn. Nevertheless, he may have used documents he found in the English libraries.[7] Leti was also elected a member of the Royal Society.

After the publication of a collection of anecdotes which offended Charles II, Il Teatro Britannico,[8] Leti fled England in 1683 for Amsterdam, where he became the city historiographer in 1685.[9][10] He died in Amsterdam in 1701.[8]

Leti’s biography of Pope Sixtus V has been translated into many languages, and contains an anecdote similar to the infamous “pound of flesh” from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.[11] The Catholic Encyclopedia calls Leti “mendacious and inexact” and is also critical of works describes as derivative of Leti’s “anti-papal histories.”[12] Mosheim, a Lutheran church historian, called Leti “inaccurate and unfaithful.”[13] According to Thomas Trollope, “his inexactitude as an historian is notorious.”[14] Even secular writers have characterized his biography of Sixtus V as “resting on very slight authority.”[15] Among his critics, Leti is sometimes referred to as the “Varillas of Italy.”[5]

Leti was the father-in-law of the scholar and theologian Jean Leclerc.[10]

Works[edit]

  1. Histoire de Donna Olimpia Maldachini.
  2. Il Nipotismo di Roma, o vero relatione delle ragioni che muovono i Pontefici all’ aggrandimento de’ Nipoti (“Papal Nepotism, or the True Relation of the Reasons Which Impel the Popes to make their Nephews Powerful”[3])
  3. Il Cardinalissimo di Santa Chiesa.

1668 Il Pvttanisno Romano, à Vero, Conclave Generale delle Puttane della Corte From the Collections at the Library of Congress

  1. Le visioni politiche sopra gli interessi più reconditi di tutti i principi e repubbliche della Cristianità.
  2. La Vita della Regina Elizabetta.
  3. L’histoire de la vie du Pape Sixte Cinquième.
  4. Il ceremoniale historico e politico, opera utilissima a tutti gli Ambasciatori.
  5. Historia Genevrena.
  6. Historia overo Vita di Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra.
  7. Critique historique, politique, morale, économique, & comique sur les lotteries.

Further reading[edit]

Krivatsy, Nati. 1982. Bibliography of the Works of Gregorio Leti. Oak Knoll Books New Castle. 8 vols.

References[edit]

Jump up ^ Jewett, Charles Coffin. On the Construction of Catalogues of Libraries, and their Publication by Means of Separate Stereotyped titles. ISBN 1-4021-7529-9. p. 78.

Jump up ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). “Pope Innocent X”. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

^ Jump up to: a b Ambrosini, Maria Luisa, and Willis, Mary. 1996. The Secret Archives of the Vatican. Barnes & Noble Publishing. ISBN 0-7607-0125-3. p. 138.

Jump up ^ Israel, Jonathan Irvine. 1991. The Anglo-Dutch Moment: Essays on the Glorious Revolution and Its World Impact. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-54406-8. p. 32.

^ Jump up to: a b Thomas, William John. 1860. Notes and Queries. G. Bell. p. 270.

Jump up ^ Mayer, Thomas Frederick. 1999. A Reluctant Author: Cardinal Pole and His Manuscripts. ISBN 0-87169-894-3. p. 107.

Jump up ^ Chamberlin, Frederick: Elizabeth and Leycester, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1939, pp. 91, 439-440

^ Jump up to: a b Dublin University Magazine. 1852. “Anecdotes of the Stage.” in Eclectic Magazine edited by Walter Hilliard Bidwell and John Holmes Agnew. Leavitt, Throw and Co. p. 182.

Jump up ^ Granger, James. 1824. A Biographical History of England. W. Baynes and Son. p. 45.

^ Jump up to: a b Marshall, John. 2006. John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-65114-X. p. 177.

Jump up ^ Solomon A. 1998. “Shakespeare and the Jews.” Renaissance Quarterly. 51, 1.

Jump up ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). “Conclave”. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Jump up ^ Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, and Maclainep, Archibald. 1819. An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century. p. 194.

Jump up ^ Trollope, Thomas Adolphus. 1876. The Papal Conclaves, as They Were and as They are. Chapman and Hall. p. 106.

Jump up ^ Clark, William George, and Wright, William Aldis. 1874. Introduction to The Merchant of Venice. Clarendon Press. p. xx.

Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

Gregorio Leti Catholic Church

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete