Revocation of Papal privilege to print and distribute Roman [Gregorian] Calendar and Martyrology, Vatican (1582)

Source: Vatican Secret Archives, Sec. Brev. Reg. 53 F. 264

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Revocation of Papal privilege to print and distribute Roman [Gregorian] Calendar and Martyrology

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Partial revocation, from November 1582, of Papal privilege granted in February 1582 to Antonio Lillio to print and distribute Roman [Gregorian] Calendar and Martyrology, for Lillio’s failure to organize printing and distribution of the Calendar and Martyrology outside of Rome; privilege remained valid for Rome.

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  • Jane C. Ginsburg, Proto-property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, 36 Colum. J. L. & the Arts 345 (2013) available at

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Author: Cardinal Cesare Glorieri

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1582

Location: Vatican

Language: Latin

Source: Vatican Secret Archives, Sec. Brev. Reg. 53 F. 264

Persons referred to:
Commendone, Cardinal Giovanni Francesco
Glorieri, Cesare
Lillio, Antonio

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all of Catholic Christendom

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