Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
César d'Estrées

The scion of an old French noble family, Cardinal d'Estrées was very young when he began his ecclesiastical career, in which he often acted as a mediator. Carried out important diplomatic missions in Italy, most notably to Venice. This explains the dedication by Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) to d'Estrées of the terrestrial globe now at the Museo Galileo (inv. 2365).