BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF GREGORIO LETI.
- New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, (1982).
- cloth, dust jacket.
- v, 117+(1) pages.
- ISBN: 0938768069
Price: $10.00 other currencies
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First edition. Gregorio Leti was a seventeenth-century European writer of great popularity. His books of biographies, general histories and writings on the papacy were widely read and translated into many languages. Born in Milan and educated in a Jesuit school, Leti resisted the attempts of his uncle, the Bishop of Acquapendente in Umbria, to interest him in pursuing a profession in the church and instead chose to travel and write. He lived in the court of King Louis XIV in France and later in the court of King Charles II, who commissioned him to write a history of England. Leti was elected to the Royal Society, but had to flee England because of changing political climates. He died in Amsterdam in 1701.