Re: Caesarian ambassador

Dear Mary,

This sounds as though this would have been the Imperial ambassador, i.e. the representative of the Holy Roman Emperor (in other words, the Austrian Habsburg ambassador). In Latin, the Emperor was referred to as Caesar so the term you used would have been derived from this.  Imperial ambassador would be the more common way of referring to these people in English nowadays. Does your term come from a Latin or Italian source?

The best (if probably somewhat outdated and inaccurate) list of individuals who held this office in the seventeenth century is contained in

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Deadline Extension for the Call for Papers: Local Government, Democracy and Izmir

International Symposium: Local Government, Democracy and Izmir

Thursday, November 15-16, 2018


Anniversary for the 150 years since the establishment of the Izmir Municipality


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