Papal Legations

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Papal Legations
Legazioni Pontificie
Subdivision of the Papal States

 

 

1592–1859
Flag Coat of arms
Flag of the Papal States Coat of arms
of the Papal States
Location of Papal Legations
The Papal Legations shown within the Papal States
Capital Bologna
44°30.45′N 11°21.08′E / 44.50750°N 11.35133°E / 44.50750; 11.35133Coordinates: 44°30.45′N 11°21.08′E / 44.50750°N 11.35133°E / 44.50750; 11.35133
Government Monarchy
Historical era Early modern period
 -  Congregazione del
    Buon Governo (it)

15 August 1592
 -  Acquisition of Ferrara
    on extinction of
    legitimate Este line


27 October 1597
 -  Annexed to Sardinian
    client Central Italy

8 December 1859
 -  Central Italy annexed
    to Piedmont-Sardinia

March 1860
Today part of  Italy

The term Papal Legation, in a territorial sense, refers to certain northern administrative regions of the erstwhile Papal States: specifically the "Legations" of Ferrara, Bologna, and Romagna. In 1860, after the Second Italian War of Independence, the Papal Legations entered through a referendum in the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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