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Boso (d. 1178?), papal official and cardinal, was by the sixteenth century thought to be an Englishman, but was more probably a Tuscan by birth, from Lucca or Pisa, and may have been a canon of Bologna. The only argument in favour of the tradition that he was related to ...

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Dillon, Arthur Richard (1721–1806), archbishop of Narbonne and émigré leader, was born on 1 September 1721 at St Germain-en-Laye, Paris, the fifth and youngest son of Arthur Dillon, Jacobite Earl Dillon (1670–1733), maréchal de camp and head of the Dillon regiment in the French service, and ...

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Gigli, Giovanni (1434–1498), papal official, diplomat, and bishop of Worcester, was born at Bruges, the son of Carlo Gigli, a member of the Lucchese merchant community there, and his wife, Camilla Cagnoli. His father had had links with England since 1451, and was resident in ...

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Grant, Peter (1708–1784), Roman Catholic priest and agent, was born on 15 August 1708 in Glenlivet, the son of John Grant of Blairfindy. He first studied at the seminary at Scalan, then entered the Scots College, Rome, in 1726, where he was ordained before returning to ...

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Guala [Guala Bicchieri] (c. 1150–1227), papal official, was a native of Vercelli in Lombardy. First recorded in 1187, he appears to have been trained in theology and law, possibly in France as well as Italy. Made cardinal-deacon of Santa Maria in Portico by ...

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Heim, Bruno Bernard (1911–2003), archbishop of Xanthos and papal diplomatist, was born in Olten, Switzerland, on 5 March 1911, the son of Bernard Heim, stationmaster, and his wife, Elisabeth Studer-Heim, teacher. He had one brother, Karl, to whom he remained very close until ...

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Bruno Bernard Heim (1911–2003) by Milton Wordley, 1975 Getty Images

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Merry del Val, Rafael María José Pedro Francisco Borja Domingo Gerardo de la Santísma Trinidad (1865–1930), papal administrator, was born on 10 October 1865 at 33 Portman Square, Gloucester Place, London, the second of the four sons of Rafael Merry del Val (1831–1917)...

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Rafael María José Pedro Francisco Borja Domingo Gerardo de la Santísma Trinidad Merry del Val (1865–1930) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Monte, Piero da [Pietro del Monte] (1400x04–1457), scholar and papal diplomat, was born in Venice, where his father, Nicolò da Monte, was a citizen of substance. He pursued humanistic studies under Guarino da Verona and then law in Padua, under the famous jurists ...