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Abolition of Carnival Tax
In looking for information on the abolition, in 1668, of a tax called the "Carnival Tax" levied on Jews in Rome during the 1600s, I found only this reference to Clement IX who was Pope during that time. The article states: "Nothing remarkable occurred under his short administration ..." For the Jews, this was apparently more than a "nothing remarkable" event, and I was wondering if anyone could provide more information on this. [email@example.com]
"Clement IX, né Giulio Rospigliosi (January 28, 1600 - December 9, 1669) was pope from 1667 to 1669. Born Giulio Rospigliosi, he was elected pope and took the title "Clement IX" in June 1667. Nothing remarkable occurred under his short administration beyond the temporary adjustment of the disputes between the Roman see and those prelates of the Gallican church who had refused to join in condemning the writings of Jansen. He died in December 1669"
I would like to see the reference as to the claim that he might have written the first comic opera.
Also, I do not believe that he opened the first opera house in Rome, the Teatro San Cassiano, which I thought was initiated by the Tron family who owned the building. It this is true, it needs a citation.B0cean (talk) 22:42, 24 June 2011 (UTC)