Gregoire XVI, Pape le 2 Fevrier 1831.
Paris, chez Rosselin, Editeur, 21 Quai Voltaire. No.120. [n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph, sheet 355 x 275mm. 14 x 10¾".
Pope Gregory XVI (1765 – 1846), born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari, named Mauro as a member of the religious order of the Camaldolese, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1831 to 1846. Strongly conservative and traditionalist, he opposed democratic and modernizing reforms in the Papal States and throughout Europe, seeing them as fronts for revolutionary leftism, and sought to strengthen the religious and political authority of the papacy.
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