Brocardo, Jacopo

Brocardo, Jacopo a native of Venice, who became a Protestant in the beginning of the sixteenth century. He was of a visionary turn, and sought to show that the principal events of his time had been predicted in the Bible. He labored to effect a union of all Protestant states, at the head of which his plan was to place Henry IV of France. He wrote a Mystical and Prophetical Interpretation of Genesis (Leyden, 1584, 4to), and a similar Interpretatio of Leviticus (8vo). He died at Nuremberg in 1600.-Landon, Ecclesiastical Dictionary, ii, 416.

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