Maffeo Barberini

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Noun1.Maffeo Barberini - Italian pope from 1623 to 1644 who sanctioned the condemnation of Galileo but later freed him (1568-1644)
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Additionally, Hammond overturns several previously held notions, one example of which is that Dal male il bene was originally presented in February 1654 in honor of the 1653 wedding of Maffeo Barberini and Olimpia Giustiniani.
Serving as papal nuncio in France from 1604 to 1607, Maffeo Barberini established a number of friendships at the French court, which he and his family preserved.
The Barberini, who originated from the small Tuscan town of Barberino di Val d'Elsa, enjoyed moderate prosperity as wool and textile merchants in Florence for several generations prior to Maffeo Barberini.
How could the pope make such a decision, given "the seventeenth-century dispensation of Pope Urban VIII (a decree by the pope Maffeo Barberini [r.
An accomplished man of letters, Maffeo Barberini published several volumes of verse and was recognized for his great knowledge and for his love of art and literature.
This family, for its part, supported the election of Maffeo Barberini in 1623 as Pope Urban VIII.
Perhaps the peak of Galileo's career as courtier was reached when his friend Cardinal Maffeo Barberini was elected Pope and took the name of Urban VIII.
Michael Shank gives us a nice account of the intellectual life of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, a friend of Galileo who became Urban VIII and then the driving force behind Galileo's trial in 1632.
1623-1644), born Maffeo Barberini, was the longest reigning pope of the seventeenth century.
78) Maffeo Barberini was just such a non-committal patron, and Biagioli shows him present as a cardinal, admiring Galileo, at the lunchtime dispute about buoyancy in Florence.