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Curtis was the Rector of the Irish College in Salamanca, Spain and professor at the University of Salamanca, where he was known as Don Patricio Cortés. Whilst in Spain he was spymaster of a network that provided intelligence to Wellesley's Anglo-Portuguese Army during the Peninsular War. His friendship with Wellington assisted in his promotion to Armagh.
After his return to Ireland he lived on a British Government pension until he was appointed the archbishop of the Metropolitan see of Armagh by the Propaganda Fide on 2 August and confirmed by Pope Gregory XVI on 8 August 1819. His episcopal ordination took place on 28 October 1819.
He died in Drogheda of cholera on 26 July 1832 while still holding his archbishop's office.
- Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, volume 1, p. 231.
- "Archbishop Patrick Curtis". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 416.
- Henry Morse Stephens (1888). "Curtis, Patrick". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 13. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 1. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of Armagh
and Primate of All Ireland