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Despuig y Dameto, Antonio, Cardinal

died c. 1813

Despuig was in Italy in 1782-1783 (his passport was valid for Parma, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Naples); he returned to Palma de Mallorca, but was again in Rome by 1785. He remained in Italy until at least 1788 and, while he stayed primarily in Rome, he visited several other cities. In 1794/1795 he was named archbishop of Valencia. He was in Palma de Mallorca from 1804 until 1807, after which he was in Paris and Rome. He died in Lucca in 1813. The chances of obtaining new information about Cardinal Despuig's collection are very slim; according to Joana Palou i Sampol, curator of Museo de Mallorca, direct descendants of the Counts of Montenegro have disappeared along with the family archives (letter of 5 March 1981 in the NGA curatorial files).

Ripoll, Raxa y el Cardinal Despuig (Palma de Mallorca)
Salva, El Cardinal Despuig (Palma de Mallorca)
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