Sede Vacante 1605
(March 5, 1605—April 1. 1605)
(April 27, 1605—May 16, 1605)
Documents concerning the Elections of March and of May, 1605
- Letter of Henri IV to Cardinal de Joyeuse, with two secret enclosures to be read only on the death of Clement VIII (October 4, 1604).
- Two letters of Henri IV to the French Cardinals in Rome, naming his candidates, but granting freedom of conscience (October 28, 1604).
- Henri IV to Cardinal Joyeuse, on dealing with the Pope, Cardinal d'Este, Cardinal Bufalo, and Cardinal Aldobrandini (November 4, 1604).
- Henri to Joyeuse, annoyed at Cardinal d'Este taking a pension but not following Henri's instructions, and threatening corrective action. (November 30, 1604).
- King Henri to Joyeuse, having learned of the apparent good will of Pope Clement VIII and Cardinal Aldobrandini toward him. (December 28, 1604).
- Vittorio Siri, Cardinal du Perron's diplomatic visits during his trip to Rome (based on the Cardinal's reports to Henri IV) (November 1604-March 1605).
- Henri IV to Cardinal Joyeuse, on cultivating Cardinal Aldobrandini and Cardinal Bufalo (offering the latter a pension) (January 11, 1605).
- King Henri IV to Grand Duke Ferdinand I, reminding him of their agreement to work together at the coming Conclave (February 5, 1605).
- Duke Ferdinand I to his agents in Rome, Cardinal del Monte and Ambassador Belisario Vinta, on candidates for the Papacy and exclusions (March, 1605).
- Cardinal du Perron, prematurely announcing the death of Clement VIII, and the beginning of the Spanish prattica for Cardinal Galli (Como) (March 2, 1605).
- Letter of Henri IV to Cardinal de Joyeuse: efforts to attach Bufalo, Delfini and Aldobrandini to the French interest (March 7, 1605).
- Electoral Capitulations (1605).
- Letter of Cardinal Du Perron to King Henri IV, about the prattica in the two weeks since the death of the pope (March 11, 1605).
- Letter of an Oratorian in Rome to an Oratorian in Naples, about the attack in the General Congregation on March 9 against Cardinal Baronius (March 12, 1605).
- King Henri to Cardinal Joyeuse, acknowledging news of Pope Clement's death, and ordering execution of his previous instructions (March 16, 1605).
- King Henri to Cardinal Givry, acknowledging news of Pope Clement's death, and ordering him to follow the lead of Cardinal de Joyeuse (March 16, 1605).
- Memorandum of Cardinal Cesare Baronius, stating that he had sworn not to accept the Papacy, and worked entirely for Cardinal de'Medici (n.d.).
- Letter of Cardinal de Joyeuse to Henri IV, with an account of the Conclave of March (April 13, 1605).
- Letter of Henri IV to Cardinal de Joyeuse, rejoicing in the election of Cardinal de' Medici as Leo XI, and noting complete satisfaction at the doings of Joyeuse (April 16, 1605).
- Cav. Belisario Vinta to the Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Tuscany before the opening of the Conclave (May 2, 6, 9, 1605).
- Cardinal du Perron to Henri IV, explaining the necessity of following Cardinal Aldobrandini, and excluding Cardinal Sauli (May 3, 1605).
- Letters of Henri IV to Cardinal Joyeuse et Cardinal de Givry, responding to news of the death of Leo XI (Medici). (May 6, 1605)
- Henri IV to Ambassador de Beaumont in England: death of Leo XI, to the discomfort of the Spanish (May 8, 1605).
- Letter of Cardinal Monte to the Grand Duke of Tuscany (May 15, 1605, evening)
- Agostino Nani's Dispaccio on Paul V's election (May 17, 1605)
- Cav. Belisario Vinta to the Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Tuscany after the conclusion of the Conclave (May 17, 1605)
- The Cardinal de Joyeuse to King Henri IV, after the conclusion of the Conclave (May 19, 1605).
- Letter of Henri IV to Cardinal de Joyeuse,: The King agrees to the exclusion of Cardinal Sauli, to satisfy Cardinal Aldobrandini (May 22, 1605).
- Letter of Henri IV to Cardinal Joyeuse: reply to letter of May 8 and May 19; replacement of Ambassador de Béthune by d'Alincourt (June 3, 1605).
- King Henri to Cardinal Givry, appointing him as temporary ambassador, as Cardinal de Joyeuse returns to France, and until the arrival of d'Alincourt (June 3, 1605).
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