Alberto Pio correspondence
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Alberto Pio lived from 1475 to circa 1531 and served as an ambassador of Emperor Maximilian I to the Papal Court.
This collection contains letters dealing with foreign affairs of countries such as Lombardy, Spain, England, Flanders, and Naples, showing strong anti-French and anti-Venetian feeling. Half of the letters and memoranda are from Alberto Pio to Maximilian I or his officials; the other half are letters to Alberto Pio from, in order, Lionello Pio (his brother, 13 letters), Giovanni Matteo Giberti (bishop of Verona, 8 letters), Lorenzo Compeggi (1 letter), Andrea de Burgo (13 letters), Federico Fregoso (archbishop of Salerno, 1 letter), Leone Grilinzone (8 letters), Giovanni Battista Spinello (5 letters), and Jacopo Bannissi (20 letters). A few of the letters are written in code. A contemporary or slightly later folder gives the title Lettere latine di Alberto Pio Conte di Carpi, Ambasciatore della Maestà Cesarea in Roma, which applies only to the first half of the collection. A majority of the leaves are bifolia. Many letters have seals or remnants of seals, and some have holes where seals were cut out.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Nicole Love
- Finding Aid Date
- 21 April 2015
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
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