Bandello, Vittorio Di
Bandello, Vittorio Di, an Italian Dominican, was born in 1435 at Castel Nuovo. He studied at Bologna, became professor of theology, and in 1501 general of his order. He was one of the most violent adversaries of the immaculate conception of the Virgin, and treated the Franciscans who defended the doctrine as impious. ignorant heretics, until Sixtus IV, by his bill of 1483, favored the belief of the Franciscans. Bandello died at Atomonte, Calabria, Aug. 27, 1506. He wrote, Libellus Recollectorius de Veritate Conceptionis B. Marice Virginis (Milan, 1749), a work refuted by a friar named Luigi della' Torre: — Tractatus de Singulari Puritate et Prcerogativa Conceptionis Salvatoris (Bologna, 1481). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.