Daily Courant (Newspaper) - March 14, 1730, London, Middlesex
The Daily Courant. NQ. 8870; Saturday, March 14, 172.9-30. Tefierday arrived the two Mails due from France. fyme, Feb. 23. N. S. ON me 14th Ir.ltanc, the Pope went m his Coach to St. Auguftin's Church, where his Holinefs aififted with 1 be S*cred College at the Ob-fequies of Cardinal Anfidei. Cardinal Petra celebrated Ma ft upon that Occafion; and the Pontiff handled the Cenfers, and gave the Abfulucion as ufual. After the Ceremony, his Holinefs finding biinfelf very faint, re-turn'd in his Coach to the Vatican, where be was obliged to go to Bed. The Phylicians were immediately fent for; but when tbey found the Pontiff bad very little Fever, tbey fancied his Indifpofidon would go off, and not be attended with any bad Confequence, but on the 19th in the Evening, his Holinefs found hirnfeU worfe, and contented to take fome Remedies prefcribed by the Pbyficians, which gave him a litcie Reft. On the loth, he heard Mais in his Chamber, after which be drank Chocolate : The fame Evening, his "Fever being considerably encrealed, Meflen-gers were fent to acquaint the Cardinals, that the Pope was not in a Capacity to hold the Cunfiftory that was fummoned for the next Day, and in which ic was fuppofed he de-figned to make his Nephew Don Mondiglio Orfini, Arcbbifhop of Capua, a Cardinal. On the zi It, his Holinefs received the Communion at Mats in bis Chamber j and the finking of his Spirit;, which l'eiz?d him the precedmft Night, returning upon him more frequently than before, he died about Four o' Clock m the Afternoon, aged 80 Years and 19 Days, being horn Feb. 2 1650. The Pope, whole Name was Peter-Francis, was the eldeKt Son of Don Ferdinand Orfini, or Urfim, the Third of the Name, Duke de Gravina, Tenth Prince de SoJafra, Count de Muro; and of Jane dell a Tolfa. Daughter to the Duke de Crumo, Upon his Father's Death, he refigned the Titles and Eftates of the Family, which devolved upon him as eldelt Son, to Don Dominico Orfini, bis younger Brother, Father of the prefent Duke de Gravina. Afterwards he went to Venice, where he entered into the Order of St. Dbmi-nick, and received the Habit from the Hands of Father Gentili, who was fince Archbifhop of Genoa. After bis ProfeiTion, and the Courfe of his Studies, he maintained at Venice, Bologna, and Naples, fevenlThe/es of Divinity, which gain'd him fo great a Reputation, that Pope Clement X. made him a Cardinal the lid of February lCji. Heat ^:ft refufed that Dignity, but was conftrain'd to "Accept it, by virtue of a Briefr from bis Holinefs, which was carried to him at Bologna by the General of the Dominicans. He went to Rome the 21ft of March enfuing; and the frefh Inftances he made to the Pope to be excufed from accepting the Dignity of Cardinal, having proved as ineffectual a? the former, he received the Cap in the Confiftory of the 9th of April following. He preferved the Name of Vincent Maria, which he took �when be commenced a Dominican Fryar. On the 17th of January 1675, the Pope made him Przie& of the Congregation of the Council :On the 5th of February following, he was nominated to the Bifhoprick of Manfre-donia in the Kingdom of Naples: The 2xd of January 1680, he was tranflared to that cf Cefena in Romagna ; and the "8th of De-cember 1685, to the Arch bifhoprick of Bene-vento, which he Icent during his Pohti-ficate, having appointed Cardinal Cofcia his Coadjutor. He was made Sub-Dean of the Sacred College, and Bifliop of Porto the 23d of March 17/5, and would have been Dean thereof upon the Death of Cardinal Altalli, if he had not privately got out of Town, when he heard of the Danger that Cardinal was in. He was the oldeft Cardinal of the whole College, when he was chofen Pope on Monday May 29. 1724. He took the Name of Benedict XlJf. and was crowned the 4th of June folio -ving, being Whitfunday. The Family of Orfini had already given to the Church Pope Nicolas III. who fucceeded John XXI. and was chofen Nov. 25. 1277, after (he Conclave had been fhut up fix Months and four Days. The News of the Pope's Death was made known to the People, according to Cuftom, by ringing the Bell of the Capitol ; and his Corpfe was viewed Yefterday Morning by Cardinal Corfini, who was authorized fo to do by Cardinal Annibal Albani, Camerlengo, who is in the (Country; ffifted by the Clerks of the Chamber and Chamberlains. Yefterday in the Afternoon, all the Prifoners, were removed from the New Prifons to Caftle St. Angela Cardinal Auguftin Pipia died alfo the 21 ft, in the 70th Year of his Age, being born at Oreftano in Sardinia, October 1; 1660: He was General of the Order of Dominicans, when the late Pope made him a Cardinal, in the Confiftory held December 20, 1724. He was propofed in the fame Confiftory for Bifhop of Ofimo in the Marquifate of Ancona. By a Brief from bis Holinefs, of the 21ft of that Month, he was continued in his Office of General of the Older of St. Dominick till the General Chapter which was to be held next Whit-fun-Holidays. In December 1726, he re-fign d bis Bifhoprick of Ofimo, becaufe the King of Sardinia bad nominated him Protector of the Affairs of that Kingdom, and granted him at the fame time a Penfion of 40*0 Crows a Year out of the Bifhopricks of that Ifland. That Cardinal has made a Will, whereby he leaves his Eftate to the Convent of Dominicans where he took the Habit of that Order; to that where he made his Profeffion; and to the Convent of La Minerva, where he was chofen General. He has like wife left Legacies to bis Auditor and his Chaplain. Cardinal Corradini, Prodatary, has quitted his Apartment in the Palace, and removed to that which Cardinal . Pipia had. This Morning wos held a particular Congregation at Cardinal Barbarini's, Dean of the Sacred College, at which the Cardinals who are Heads of Orders affifted, to take Care of the Government during the Vacancy of the See. Par it, March t*. N. S. The Envoy of Bavaria is upon the Point of returning to Germany. The Gendarmerie have received Orders to ga into Quarters in Flanders. It is obfervable, that formerly they kill'd in LemY at the Hotel Dieu, about 3 or 400 Oxen ;� but laft Year they kill'd 1400 at that Place, and this Lent above 1500 will be killed there. We have received Advice from Florence, that on the 12th of February, foon after Night came on, they faw * Phenomenon in the Horizon of that Dutchy, pointing from Eaft to Weft, and confiftingjof a Line of _ Fire, mixed with Smoak, the Breadth of 9 or 1 a Foot. ThisP&ewflwwj of Navarre. On the 14th the Tourhelle:t confirm'd the 1 Sentence of the Cbatelet, whereby the Clerk to M. Capet the Notary was condemn'd for Forgery to be branded with the Fiower-de-Lys, to be fent to the Galleys, and to pay, bis Mafter 7000 Livres Damage*, with Jn-tereft ; and the Papers he difperled againft M. Capet, to perfuade the World that the Notary was Gui/ty of the forgery himfelf, are to be torn and burnt. On the 13th, the King, held an extraory diriary Council, in which the Caufe between the Duke de Sully and the Count d'OrvaL; about the Durchy of Sully, was decided 7� favour of the former, urho is to pay the Count 50ix�co-I^vFe*y~and in cafe "of that Duke's Death without viale Iffue, the Datchy; is to return to the Colinc d'Orval^oj* bis Male Heirs, who are to pay the Duke*sneirs^ 590,000 Livres more.