Religious, Portraits, Pope Alexander VII
"Papst Alexander VII" (1599-1667)
Pope Alexander VII was Pope from 1655-1667. He was a friend of the arts and sciences and supported Athanasius Kircher and Lukas Holste. He was the pope at the time of the Pest (Bulbonic Plague) and made special controls in Rome to stop the plague.
Published ca 1875.
Original antique print
Light natural age toning.
Image with green border: 17 x 11 cm ( 6.6 x 4.3")
Fabio Chigi, Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States
Holy See, priest, bishop of Nardo, bishop of Imola. Pope Innocent X made him secretary of state, cardinal. Seen as an anti-nepotist at the time of his election, lived simply; later, however, he gave jobs to his relatives, who eventually took over his administration. His administration worked to support the Jesuits. Alexander was interested in architecture and supported various urban projects in Rome. He also wrote poetry and patronized artists who expanded the decoration of churches. His theological writings included discussions of heliocentrism and the Immaculate Conception.
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