Treaty of Barcelona between Pope Clement VII and Charles V

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Historical Context Note

By the Treaty of Barcelona, a peace agreement is reached between Emperor Charles V and Pope Clement VII. Milan is granted to its duke Francesco Sforza by Charles, who also promises to uphold the rule of the Medici in Florence and to encourage towns in the papal states to restore allegiance with the Pope. In return, Clement agrees to crown Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor, and to grant him the Kingdom of Naples. Alessandro de' Medid is to serve as a husband to Charles' illegitimate daughter Margaret.
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Editors. "Treaty of Barcelona between Pope Clement VII and Charles V". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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