Bellarmino, Roberto Francesco Romolo, Saint, 1542-1621

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Birth 1542-10-04
Death 1621-09-17
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Italian, Latin

Biographical notes:

Signor Antonio Cervini was the cousin of Roberto Francesco Romolo.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Roberto Francesco Romolo, Saint Bellarmino, to Signor Antonio Cervini, Montepulciano, 1617 December 23. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 438926431

Epithet: Jesuit, Cardinal 1599

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x00023f

Italian Jesuit.

Bellarmine was born in Tuscany and joined the Society of Jesus in 1560. He taught theology at Louvain and then in the Roman College. In 1594 he was appointed Pope Clement XIII's theologian. He was elevated to the rank of Cardinal in 1599 and briefly served as archbishop of Capua. A great Catholic apologist during the Counter Reformation, Bellarmine was canonized in 1930 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1931.

From the description of Robert Bellarmine letter, 1598 February 5. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 38600274

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