Bella, Geronimo an Italian theologian and poet, was born at Carra, in Piedmont, and lived in the latter half of the 17th century. He was prior of St. Andrews of Mondovi, chief-priest of Coni, doctor of civil and canon law, and vice- general of the Church of Salvees. He wrote, Il Genio Regale Appagato (Mondovi and Coni, 1646): — Il Sole Besneficio (ibid. 1647): — L'Aurora Opportuna (Coni, 1655): — Le Palme del Giacinto (ibid. 1661): — also some Panegyriques. These works of the poet breathe the spirit of the time. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.