Maffeo Barberini

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Italian pope from 1623 to 1644 who sanctioned the condemnation of Galileo but later freed him (1568-1644)


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The Barberini, who originated from the small Tuscan town of Barberino di Val d'Elsa, enjoyed moderate prosperity as wool and textile merchants in Florence for several generations prior to Maffeo Barberini.
The roots of Buonarroti's relationship with Maffeo Barberini (both born in 1568) can be traced back to their early childhood, spent in the same quarter of Santa Croce in Florence.
24) Initially led by Andrea Sannini, its members consisted of noble Florentines, each with an academic pastoral name--similar to those found in Sannazzaro's Arcadia and later used by the Arcadian Academy in the late Seicento--including Buonarroti (Alfesibeo), Piero de' Bardi (Selvaggio), Lelio Giraldi (Opico), Jacopo Soldani (Tirsi), Averardo (Dafni), and Giovanni de' Medici (Silvio), together with Francesco Nori, Giovanni Altoviti, Marcello Adriani, and Maffeo Barberini, whose academic names are unknown.
Apart from visiting Maffeo Barberini and his brother Carlo, with whom Buonarroti was also on good terms, the poet was probably primarily occupied with transcribing his granduncle Michelangelo's poetry from copies in the Vatican Library in preparation for his forthcoming first edition, as well as with procuring works of art by Michelangelo and others that he intended to exhibit in the Casa Buonarroti in an aim to honor his famous ancestor with the construction and decoration of a galleria (carried out between 1612 and 1643).
The 1623 edition was eventually printed with one sonnet per page (together with other poetic forms in the volume) and, rather fittingly, was ultimately dedicated to Cardinal Maffeo Barberini.
The reference is to the Barberini coat of arms, which was transformed by Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (the future Pope Urban VIII) from silver horseflies on a red ground to golden bees on a blue one; in the process he also dropped the wool shears which had signified the source of the family's prosperity.
Frederick Hammond's Music and spectacle in Baroque Rome is a welcome addition to the growing literature on music in Rome during the pontificate of Maffeo Barberini, who took the title of Urban VIII in 1623.
Perhaps the peak of Galileo's career as courtier was reached when his friend Cardinal Maffeo Barberini was elected Pope and took the name of Urban VIII.
E non sara un caso, allora, che John Addington Symonds li abbia riuniti nella sua antologia (The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella, 1878); cosi come pure Maffeo Barberini (poi Urbano Vili), a modo suo, seppe legare il proprio nome a quello dei due poeti, promuovendo dell'uno la prima edizione delle Rime (1623) e facendo dell'altro il proprio consigliere-astrologo.
Serving as papal nuncio in France from 1604 to 1607, Maffeo Barberini established a number of friendships at the French court, which he and his family preserved.
Michael Shank gives us a nice account of the intellectual life of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, a friend of Galileo who became Urban VIII and then the driving force behind Galileo's trial in 1632.
While the future pontiff frequently praised the value of withdrawal from the corruption of society in his own poetry, Maffeo Barberini would not have become Urban VIII if he had not been a good politician.
1623-1644), born Maffeo Barberini, was the longest reigning pope of the seventeenth century.
78) Maffeo Barberini was just such a non-committal patron, and Biagioli shows him present as a cardinal, admiring Galileo, at the lunchtime dispute about buoyancy in Florence.
Marcello was a close friend and confidant of Maffeo Barberini, with whom he shared an appetite for literature and art, and so, when Maffeo became Pope Urban VIII in 1623, the Sacchetti family flourished.