Averoldi, Girolamo a Capuchin friar and Italian theologian, a native of Brescia, lived at the commencement of the 17th century. In one of his works he maintains that Mohammed was Antichrist. This opinion was considered by the Inquisition, and although he abjured this heresy, he was imprisoned for three years in the dungeons of the Holy Office. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generae, s.v.