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Venier, Girolamo, 1640-1714 (Venetian Ambassador)



  • Existence: 1640 - 1714


Girolamo Venier (1640-1714), Venetian ambassador to Louis XIV of France, 1689, and afterwards ambassador to Vienna.

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Girolamo Venier: Report of the Venetian Ambassador to the Court of Louis XIV

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9243
Scope and Contents The report, sent from Vienna, 4 July 1689, contains a detailed analysis of Louis XIV's relations with his family, mistresses and favourites; the excommunication of his ambassador to the Pope; religious persecutions; and the policies of other European states towards France. It was probably written as a brief for Venier's successor. The titleslip on the front cover reads 'Relatione fatta dall' Ambasciator Veneto alla Sereniss[i]ma Sua Repubblica in occasione dell' Ambascieria esercitata da Lui...
Dates: 1689
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