Warren Kirkendale, Papal Medal, Order of the Medici, and, with Ursula Kirkendale, Career Award
Monday, June 29, 2020
Warren Kirkendale, Rome (emeritus ordinarius, U. Regensburg) received in a private audience the medal of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI for his life work; the award for the career, together with his wife Ursula Kirkendale (posthumously), from the Italian historical Centro Studi e Ricerche G. Marescotti; and the Order (knighthood) of the Medici from Prince Ottaviano, head of the Medici family, for his three books which reconstructed the musical patronage of the seven Grand Dukes of Tuscany in Florence.
Photo 1. Presentation of papal gold medal by Benedict XVI to Warren Kirkendale “for all of his work,” in a private audience, 24 May 2018, 12.30–13.30.
Photo 2. Warren Kirkendale (left) and Ursula Kirkendale.
Photo 3. Warren Kirkendale in his home with Prince Ottaviano, head of the Medici family, who admitted him to the Civic Order of the Medici for his three books on the hitherto unknown musical patronage of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany in Florence, 1530–1737.