Talk:1903 papal conclave

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"he received 55 of the 60 possible votes". I thought the amount of votes is kept very strictly secret. Kairos 04:35, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

In theory, but cardinals often had large entourages who were told by their man what had happened. FearÉIREANN 00:06, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Who else claimed a veto besides the Austrian Emperor? The King of Spain, and, uh, who? john k 23:45, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Vetoes were possessed by the principal Catholic monarchs but were mainly exercised by the

  • Holy Roman Emperor/Austrian Emperor
  • King of France
  • King of Spain

The last French monarch to exercise a veto was Louis XV in the 1758 conclave. FearÉIREANN 00:05, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

But then, by 1903, there were only two. Unless M. Loubet got a veto? john k 02:06, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Uh oh...using I've been adding cardinals, but I seem to have gotten us up to 65 total... john k 02:24, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

On checking through, I discover two extra Italians, and one missing German. john k 02:30, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Could we do some fact checking on how often the vetoes were used? According to the article, they were used "rarely." My sources, however, say there were used often, and that during the 19th century they were used at virtually every papal conclave.


As it stated on the above page that the process of Accessus was abolished after this conclave, there should be a mention of it here. Jackiespeel (talk) 10:50, 3 February 2015 (UTC)[]