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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Agliardi, Antonio

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AGLIARDI, ANTONIO (1832-1915), Italian cardinal and diplomatist (see 1.377). Noted for his strongly patriotic sentiments, he actively opposed the Temporalist tendencies which prevailed at the Vatican during a part of the pontificate of Leo XIII. At a time when clerical influences in France aimed at a restoration of the Temporal Power, Agliardi was frankly favourable to the Triple Alliance as the best guarantee of Italy's territorial integrity, and he eventually succeeded in convincing the Pope of the hopelessness of his schemes. With Leo's subsequent social-Catholic activities he was in hearty sympathy, and contributed much to their success. He enjoyed the personal friendship of many of the most eminent men in Italy, including Luigi Luzzatti, Antonio Salandra and the Marquis di San Giuliano. He died in Rome March 19 1915.