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LORENZANA y BUTRON, Francisco Antonio (lo-ren-thah'-nah), Spanish archbishop, born in Leon, Spain, 22 September, 1722; died in Rome, Italy, 17 April, 1804. He was at first canon of Toledo, and in 1765 became bishop of Placencia, but in 1766 was transferred to the archbishopric of Mexico. He remained in that country six years, after which he was made archbishop of Toledo, Spain. He was nominated cardinal in 1789, resigning his archbishopric in 1800, and went to live at Rome. Of his numerous works the most notable are "Coleccion de Cartas Pastorales y Edictos" (Mexico, 1770); "Memorial de 1es Mendigos de Mexico" (1769); and " Cartas Originales de Hernan Cortes h Carlos V. con Notas y Estampas utiles para la Historia de la N. E." (1770).
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