[MR] Pope Urban VII

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Tue Sep 27 02:12:08 PDT 2016

Noble Friends,

On this date in 1590, Pope Urban VII died in Rome of malaria. Urban VII 
is noted for two unusual things: he issued the first known ban against 
smoking, and his was the shortest rein in the history of the 
Papacy--just 12 days. Urban was on his way to being a reformer, and 
banned nepotism among the curia. What other good he might have done for 
the Church was unfortunately cut short by a mosquito bite: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Urban_VII .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, The Laird of Mallard Lodge

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