The Illustrated American Volume 10, No. 115

The Illustrated American Volume 10, No. 115

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...cardinal and legate of the Holy See for eighteen months, and before that, under the name of Felix V., had been Pope for nine years, when he was induced to resign in 1448. In 1434 Amadeus VIII., accompanied by six nobles of his household, retired from the world to Ripaille, near Geneva. There he founded the Order of St. Maurice, the patron was derived from the reports spread over the world respecting their manner of life. But the expression was not used till long after Amadeus's day, and had no invidious meaning until Voltaire and his contemporaries gave it one. Formerly used to denote making good cheer, they made it imply a life of luxurious and selfish indulgence. PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY. One of the greatest generals of his age and colleague of the Duke of Marlborough. His mother was the notorious Olympia Mancini. It was the Council of Basle, which deposed Pope Eugenius IV., that elected Amadeus to the Papacy. But Eugenius would not submit to the decision of the Council, retained his place at Rome, and so there was a schism in the Church. On Pope Eugenius's death his partisans elected Nicholas V. as his successor, and by the joint representations of the ambassadors of France, England, and Sicily, Amadeus was induced to resign the Papacy. Our limits will only allow us to allude to a few of the important princes of the House of Savoy. The ducal period extends from the reign of Amadeus VIII. to the Peace of Utrecht in 1713, when the important acquisition of the Island of Sicily changed the ducal coronet of Victor Amadeus into a kingly diadem. During this period Austria and France waged war after war for supremacy in Italy, and the position of the Princes of Savoy between the two contending parties became critical and dangerous. In order to preserve...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606345
  • 9781236606341