Dandini, Jerome

, an Italian III. in 1540, for the conversion of heretics and the propagation of the Roman Catholic…">Jesuit, was born at Cesena in the ecclesiastical state in 1554, and was the first of his order who taught philosophy at Paris. He bore several honourable offices in the society; for, besides teaching divinity at W. of Venice, has some manufactures of leather and musical-instrument strings, but is chiefly interesting for its artistic…">Padua, he was rector of the several colleges at Ferrara, Forli, N. of Florence; has many fine buildings, a university, one of the oldest…">Bologna, N. Italy, on the Parma, a tributary of the Po, 70 m. NE. of Genoa; is rich in art treasures, has a school of music, picture-gallery,…">Parma, and S. of Lake Como; of old much vexed by war, it is now prosperous, manufacturing silks and velvets, gold,…">Milan; visitor in the provinces of Venice, Toulouse, and Guienne; provincial in W., and the…">Poland, and in the Milanese. He taught philosophy in N. of Rome, with a cathedral of the 15th century, some noteworthy churches, a Gothic municipal palace,…">Perugia, 1596, when he was appointed by C. I., Pope from 91 to 100; one of the Apostolic Fathers; wrote an Epistle to the Church of Corinth, with references to the Canonical books. C. II., Pope from 1046 to 1047. C.…">Clement VIII. to be his nuncio to the Maronites of mount Libanus. He embarked at Venice in July the same year, and returned to Rome in August the year following. The French translation which was made of his journey to Mount Libanus by father Simon, was printed at Paris in 1675, and reprinted at the Hague in 1685. Dandini’s book was printed at Cesena in 1656, under the title of “Missione apostolica al patriarcha e Maroniti del Monte Libano.” It contains the relation of his journey to the Maronites and to Jerusalem j but father Simon has left out the journey to Jerusalem in his translation, because, he says, there is nothing in it but what has been observed by travellers already. Dandini died at Forli, 1634, aged eighty. His commentary on the three books of Aristotlede Anima” was printed at Paris, 1611, in folio; and after his death his “Ethica sacra, de virtutibus et vitiis,” was printed at Cesena, 1651, fol. 3

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