Bolgeni, Giovanni Vincente

Bolgeni, Giovanni Vincente, an Italian theologian, was born at Bergamo, Jan. 22, 1733. He entered the Jesuit order, and became professor of philosophy and theology at Macerata. At the suppression of this society, he was called to Rome by pope Pius VI, who appointed him his theological penitentiary. Bolgeni published a great number of works, in which he strongly sustained the principles professed by the Jesuits. In a pamphlet which he published in 1794, he went so far as to give the name of Jacobins to all the Jansenists or constitutionalists. Five years later, he wrote in favor of the oath which the Roman republic required of the institutors and public functionaries, but was obliged to retract before the sacred college assembled at Venice to elect a pope. He died at Rome, May 3, 1811. His principal works are, Esaine della Vera Idea della Santa Sede (Macerata, 1785): — Il Critico Corretto, Ossia Ricerche Critiche (ibid. 1736): — Econonmia della Fede Cristiana ( Brescia, 1790). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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