Caraccioli, Giovanni Antonio
Caraccioli, Giovanni Antonio, an Italian prelate, was born at Melfi about the beginning of the 16th century. He entered into orders and obtained the abbotship of St. Victor in 1544, which he exchanged in 1551 for the bishopric of Troyes. He showed himself friendly to the Reformation, and openly preached in its favor in 1561; by which he lost the esteem of the Catholics without gaining the Protestants, and was obliged to resign his bishopric, and go to Ghateauneuf, upon the Loire, where he died in 1569. He wrote, Miroir de la Araie Religion (Paris, 1544):.-a Letter to Cornelius Mais, bishop of Bitonto, to excuse Montgomery in killing Henry II; this letter, dated at Paris, July 14, 1559, is found in the Epistolce Principum of Ruscelli:-an Epistle, published in 1561, without any indication of place, inserted in the Memoires of Condd. :See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.