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Gregory XIV - (1590-1591)

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(N ICCOLÒ S FONDRATI ).

Born at Somma, near Milan, 11 Feb., 1535; died at Rome, 15 Oct., 1591.

His father Francesco, a Milanese senator, had, after the death of his wife, been created cardinal by Pope Paul III, in 1544. Niccolò studied at the Universities of Read More


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