Amico, Francesco

Amico, Francesco a Roman Catholic theologian, was born at Cosenza, in Italy. He was a member of the Order of Jesuits, and for some time taught at Aquila and Naples. After he had been sent to Germany, he was appointed professor of theology at Vienna, where he remained nine years, and acted as chancellor of the University of Graz for five years. He died at Graz, Jan. 31, 1651. He wrote Cursus Theologice Scholastice (Antwerp, 1650, 9 vols. fol.). The fifth volume, treating de jure 'et justitia, was placed on the Index with the remark "donec corrigatur," but was allowed, after due correction, by a decree dated July 6, 1655. See Sotwell, Bibl. Script. Soc. Jesu; Backer, Bibl. des Ecriv. de la Comp. de Jesus; Hurter, Nomenclator Literar. (1873), i, 59,709. (B. P.)

 
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