Bartoli, Daniel

Bartoli, Daniel an Italian Jesuit, born at Ferrara in 1608, who entered the company in 1623, and taught rhetoric for four years. For twelve years he exercised the ministry of preaching in the principal towns of Italy, and died at Rome, January 13th, 1685. Bartoli is considered as one of the best writers of his country, and is the author of many works, all written in Italian, but of which Latin and other translations have been published. The most important of his works is the History of the Company of Jesus (Istoria della Compagnia di Gesu), in several parts, forming 6 vols. folio, viz.

(i.) "The Life and Institute of St. Ignatius" (Rome, 1650).

(ii.) "The History of the Company of Jesus," Asia, Part I (Rome, 1650).

(iii.) "History of Japan," Part II of Asia (Rome, 1660). (iv.) "History of China," Part III of Asia (Rome, 1661). (v.) "History of England," Part of Europe (Rome, 1667). (vi.) "History of Italy," Part I of Europe (Rome, 1673). He wrote also lives of Loyola, Caraffa, and other Jesuits, which, with the work above named, are repositories of facts as to the history of the Jesuits.

His complete works were published by Marietti (Turin, 1825, 12 vols.), and a selection, under the title Descrizioni geograf. e stor., by Silvestri (Milan, 1826). — Landon, Eccl. Dict. 2:55.

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