Augustino (Properly Augustin)

Augustino (Properly Augustin), Antonio, a Spanish prelate, was born at Saragossa, Feb. 25, 1516, of noble parents. He studied at various universities both in Spain and Italy, and acquired a high reputation in the civil and canon law, in languages, ecclesiastical history, and antiquities. Paul III made him auditor of the Rota, and in 1554 Jilius III sent him as his nuncio into England. Paul IV made him bishop of Alifa, and in 1558 he became bishop of Lerida, in Spain. He attended the Council of Trent in 1562 and 1574, and in this last year was made archbishop of Tarragona, which see he governed till his death, in 1586. He is considered one of the greatest men that Spain has produced, and his piety and wisdom were equal to his learning. The following is a list of such of his works as relate to ecclesiastical subjects: III Antiquce Collectiones Decretalium, cum. Notis (Paris, 1610, 1631, fol.): — Constitutiones Procinciales et Synodales Tarraconensium (Tarragona, 1580, 4to):- Canones Panitentiales, cum Notis (ibid. 1582; Paris, 1641); this edition contains also the following. work:-Epitome Juris Pontificis Veteris, in 3 pts. (Rome, 1611, 1614; Paris, 1641, 2 vols. fol.): —De.quibusdam Veteribus Canonum Ecclesiasticorum Collectoribus Judicium ac Censura, contained in pt. ii of the preceding work :-De Enendatione Gratiani (Tarragona, 1586; Paris, 1672, 8vo, with the notes of Stephen Baluze):-Bibliothece Ant. Augustini Librorum MSS. Graec. et Latin. Index (Tarragona, 1586, 4to):— Epistola ad Hieron. de Ccesar. Augusance Communis Patrice Episcopis atque Conciliis, in cardinal Aguirre's work on the councils of Spain: — Notce in Canones 72 ab Hadrianio Papa I, etc., in the collection of Binius:-De Pontifice Maximo, Patriarchis, et Primatibus, etc. (Rome, 1617, fol.): — De Perfecto Juris Consulto et Episcopo (Paris, 1607, 4to): — Breviarium Horce et Ordinariunt Eccl. Herdensis: — Institutiones Juris Canonici: — A History of the Greek and Latin Councils. See Antonio, Biblioth. Hisp.; Niceron, vol. ix; Magna Bibl. Eccl. (Geneva, 1734), s.v.; Dupin, Hist. Eccl. Writers, iii, 743; Collier, Hist. Dictionary, vol. iv.

 
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