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Ms. Coll. 742, Folder 86 - Blondet, André - André Blondet agreement
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Blondet, André.
André Blondet agreement, 1552.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf)
In Middle French.
Biographical / Organizational History:
French royal treasurer and counselor to King Henry II.
Agreement dated January 17, 1552, that André Blondet will lend Pomponio de Bartolomei Piccolomini money in order to free Siena from the Spaniards. Document has been somewhat torn. During the time this was written, the Spanish ruled Siena, until certain expatriates in Rome, led by Aeneas Piccolomini, began to negotiate with the French king for money and men. Receiving both, they marched on Siena on July 26, 1552. The townspeople also revolted, and the Siena was retaken from the Spanish for the time being.
Formerly owned by and Sir Thomas Phillipps (part of ms. 20709).
Related names:
North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Piccolomini, Pomponio de Bartolomei.
France - History - Henry II, 1547-1559.
Siena (Italy) - History - 1355-1557.
Form / Genre:
Financial records.
Legal documents.
Manuscripts, French - 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Indexed / Referenced in:
From collection described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), Supplement A (2). Library Chronicle 35 (1969), p. 30-32 (Ms. Lea 446).
Contained in:
Piccolomini Family Papers. Folder 86
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 742

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: French, Middle (ca. 1300-1600)
Century: 16th century
Date: 1552
Genre: Financial records
Genre: Legal documents
Genre: Manuscripts, French - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Piccolomini, Pomponio de Bartolomei
Geography: France
Geography: Siena (Italy)
Author: Blondet, André
Related names: North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner
Related names: Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner