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11 December Dec 2015 1711 3 years ago

The legacy of the Donors over the century

Many Archives in the Veneranda Fabbrica Archive

Over the centuries, many benefactors have decided to legacy their property to the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo of Milan to support the construction of the Cathedral, always felt by the city of Milan as own art-work.

Together with chattel and real estate, the generous donors have left to the Veneranda Fabbrica their paperwork, their personal archives, sometimes consisting in a few documents, sometimes instead more conspicuous. These documents, keep in the section VII of the Historic Archive entitle Eredità, are a very interesting source for the researchers: is in fact documents of various types that covering an extended time span, from the first half of the XIII century to the end of the XVIII.

The study of these memories allows to trace the diplomatist evolution of many legal institution, and to observe the various graphics and languages changes in the same type of document over the time.