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Anna Maria Luisa Electress, consort of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine 1667-1743

Works: 26 works in 40 publications in 4 languages and 407 library holdings
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Bijdrage by Johann Wilhelm ( Book )
1 edition published in 1695 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Dispatches concerning the Grand-duchy of Tuscany] by Neri Guadagni ( )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A collection of documents in 17 volumes, mostly pertaining to the correspondence between the special envoy of Tuscany to Vienna, Marquis Neri Guadagni and Cosimo III de' Medici, grand-duke of Tuscany, for the years 1705-1717; other miscellaneous documents by various members of the Florentine aristocracy, the most important being Francesco Panciatichi, Vincenzo Grimani and Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, are also part of the collection. The first 4 volumes (vol. 1-4) contain letters, accounts and memoranda written by Neri Guadagni between 1708 and 1717. The Florentine nobleman was dispatched to the imperial court at the death of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I to establish a diplomatic relationship with his successor, Joseph I. The dispatches cover some of the most important events of European history, including the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1715) the early phases of the conflict between Austria and Prussia, which led to the German Dualism (1740-1866); the Turkish-Venetian War (1714-1718); and epidemics of both smallpox and plague, which affected Northern Italy, Austria, France, Spain and Eastern and Northern Europe. The next 5 volumes (vol. 5-9) contain miscellaneous items for the years 1705-1717, including autograph letters (and some copies of original letters) written by Cosimo III, Neri Guadagni and Francesco Panciatichi, a Florentine nobleman who worked for Cosimo; legal and notarial documents, some with original seals and notarial stamps, containing state dispatches to Vienna, laissez-passer to enter Florence and official correspondence; a foldout containing detailed accounts of the expenses of the ambassador Neri Guadagni; an official manifesto, printed on paper and dated 1713, to be hung in the walls of Florence, containing the rules for those who entered or left the city to prevent the spread of the male contagioso (the plague); and a parchment manuscript containing the key the passages that are concealed in ciphers. Most communications between the Tuscan court and Neri Guadagni contain instructions regarding his foreign assignment; various passages of said documents are partly or completely concealed in ciphers. Many items contained in the 5 volumes are written in Italian. However, some of the notarial and legal documents contain paragraphs written in Latin and one document is almost entirely written in Spanish. Two volumes (vol. 10-11) contain almost exclusively autograph letters written by Cosimo III to various correspondents (including Neri Guadagni) for the years 1708-1717. Bound with volume 10 is a second copy of the key to passages concealed in ciphers; letters in cipher, mostly to Neri Guadagni, are scattered throughout both volume 10 and 11. Letters vary in size and in type of paper, and some are black-edged. Volume 12 contains, for the most part, correspondence between Niccolo Francesco Antinori, Florentine ambassador in Milan, and Neri Guadagni. Three more volumes (vol. 13-15) hold autograph letters of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, daughter of Cosimo III de' Medici and wife of the emperor Joseph I; although most of the letters were addressed to her father, some were written to a French gentleman, Giacomo IV Rise-Verdante, with whom she had an affair. Volume 16 comprises a variety of letters, mostly autograph, by Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, her brother Ferdinando and the cardinal Lamberg, a minister of Joseph I; the letters vary considerably in size; many still have their original wax seals and some are black-edged. The last volume (vol. 17) contains 7 miscellaneous printed items, 5 in French and 2 in Latin, of historical content, the most important being a copy of the Treaty of Rastatt
Lettere dell'A[ltezza] R[eale] del Principe Ferdin[ando] di Toscana a Lodovico Fantoni by Ferdinando de' Medici ( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of 129 autograph letters of the Prince Ferdinando III of Tuscany, son of Cosimo III de' Medici, written between 1689 and 1713 to Lodovico Fantoni, diplomat and statesman and to Anton Francesco Montauti, special envoy from Tuscany to the imperial court in Vienna, and one letter from Lodovico Fantoni, written in 1723, about the death of Cosimo III. Most letters contain brief exchanges of information about everyday activities between the Prince, who spent most of his time in Florence or Pisa, and Fantoni, who lived in Vienna, Madrid, Paris and, eventually, Venice. The letters usually deal with the events the Prince attended (banquets and dinners) and with other aspects of his daily routine. The Prince also comments very briefly on various European sovereigns (including the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his wife, Margaret Theresa, and Madame Ursins, a lady of the Spanish court) and their lives. However, some of the names that appear in the passages are concealed in ciphers. Throughout the collection there are also occasional hints to the unhappy marriage between Ferdinando and Violante of Bavaria (simply referred to as wife in the letters), and to the affairs that the Prince had with various gentlemen, including a Venetian man named Cecchini (f. 73r). There are also mentions of an ongoing friendship with Anton Francesco Montauti (first mentioned on f. 73r). Bound at the end of the volume is also a letter (probably written in 1698) addressed to Montauti where Ferdinando asks him to make sure that the stay of Lodovico Fantoni, who was going to spend some time at the Viennese court, is pleasant and comfortable. Also bound at the end of the volume is a long, detailed account of the last moments of the life of Ferdinando, who died in 1713, written to the sister of the Prince, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, referred to as the Elettrice Palatina. The last document also contains a description of the succession problem that arose at the death of the Prince, as Ferdinando III died without heirs
Gli Elementi In Pace Drammatica Introduzione Ai Fuochi Accesi sul Rheno ; In Segno Di Gioia Nel Felicissimo Giorno Del Nome Della Serenissima Anna Maria Luisa Elettrice Palatina ; Per Commando Del Serenissimo Elettore Palatino by Giovanni Hugo von Wilderer ( )
1 edition published in 1700 in Italian and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deutsche Drucke zur Festkultur des Barock (1601-1700)
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Alternative Names
Anna Maria Luisa, de' Medici, elettrice palatina, 1667-1743
Anna Maria Luisa, de' Medici, principesssa, 1667-1743
Anna Maria Luisa, Kurfürstin von der Pfalz, 1667-1743
Anna Maria Toskana, Prinzessin 1667-1743
Anna Maria von Medici 1667-1743
De' Medici, Anna Maria Luisa, 1667-1743
Maria Anna Pfalz, Kurfürstin 1667-1743
Medici, Anna Maria de' 1667-1743
Medici, Anna Maria Luisa, 1667-1743
Medici, Anna Maria Luisa de' 1667-1743
Italian (24)
German (9)
Latin (2)
English (1)