Barberini, Bonaventura

Barberini, Bonaventura an Italian theologian and prelate, was born at Ferrara in 1674. At the age of sixteen he entered the Capuchin Order, from which ill-health led him to withdraw and enter the Franciscan Order. He performed various subordinate ecclesiastical finctions, and was finally made archbishop of Ferrara by pope Benedict XIV.- He died Oct. 15, 1743. He wrote, Orazione Italiane (Forli, about 1718), upon various subjects, which proved a great success: — Prediche dette nel Sacro Palazzo Apostolico per il Corso di Diecinove (Venice, 1752). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.

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