Alberti, Leandro a Dominican monk and writer was born at Bologna, Dec. 11, 1479, and entered the order of St. Dominic in 1495. He applied himself entirely to study, and was called to Rome by the general of his order, Francis Sylvester, of Ferrara, in 1525, to act as one of his assistants, with the title of Provincial of the Holy Land. He was also inquisitor general at Bologna, where he died in 1552. Among his writings are De Viris Illust. Ord. Predicatorum libri 6 (Bolog. 1517, fol.); De D. Dominici Obitu et Sepultura (Bolog. 1535); Historie di Bologna (up to 1279; Bolog.: 1541- 1590); Descrizione di tutta l'talia, etc. (Bolog. 1550; Ven. 1551,1581, and 1588; Latin, Cologne, 1567). — Niceron, Memoires, 26, 303; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 1, 617.