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Letter #424

Alfonso de VALDÉS to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Toledo, 1529-02-01

English register:

Valdés informs Dantiscus that all his friends are well except young Johannes Obernburger, who was close to dying but recovered. Some died of the same disease, Cortés is also ill and it is uncertain if he survives. The emperor is sticking to his plans [of traveling to Italy]. The pope was very ill and there was even talk of electing his successor. The French don’t like Rome [as the seat of the pope] because of the proximity of the imperial army. Valdés puts himself in the position of someone without real influence on events, a spectator in the theatrum mundi.

            received Valladolid, [1529-02-08]

Manuscript sources:
1copy in Latin, 18th-century, BK, 222, No. 51, p. 194-195
2copy in Latin, 18th-century, BCz, 43 (TN), No. 9, p. 21
3lost fair copy in Latin, AAWO, AB, D.130, No. 47

Auxiliary sources:
1register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 48
2register in Polish, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 49
3register in English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 302.47

1BOEHMER 1899 p. 399 (in extenso)
2AT 11 No. 32, p. 28-29 (in extenso)
3DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 64, p. 43 (excerpt)
4Españoles part IIIB, No. 7, p. 324 (excerpt in Spanish translation)
5VALDÉS 1996 Cartas y documentos, No. 54, p. 130 (in extenso)
6CEID 2/3 (Letter No. 30) p. 206-207 (in extenso; English register; Polish register)
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