Albani, Giovanni Geronimo

Albani, Giovanni Geronimo an Italian cardinal of the same family with the foregoing, was born at Bergamo, Jan. 3, 1504. He at first studied law; then bore arms in defence of the republic of Venice, for which he was rewarded with the chief magistracy of Bergamo. He there met cardinal Alessandrini (afterwards pope Pius V), who was so struck by his zeal for religion that, when he was elected pope, he invited him to Rome, and made him cardinal in 1570. Upon the death of Gregory XIII, the conclave would have elected Albani but for fear of the influence of his children. He died at Rome, April 23, 1591. He wrote the following: De Donatione Constantini Ecclesice Facta (Cologne, 1535): — De Ecclesiarum et ad eas Confugientium Immunitate' (Rome, 1553): — Disputationes ac Concilia (ibid. eod.; Lyons. 1563): — De Sumnmi Pontficis et Concilii Potestate (ibid. 1558 ): — De - Cardinalatibus, et de Donatione Constantini (1584): — Commentaria ad Bartholumn de Saxoferrato (Venice, 1561). See. Biog. Univ. 1, 388; Le Mire, De Script. sec. 16, c. 65; Mag. Biblioth. Eccles.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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