Cardona, Juan Bautista

Cardona, Juan Bautista, a Spanish antiquarian and theologian of the 16th century, was born at Valencia, He was canon of the cathedral there, and was named by Gregory XIII member of the commission charged with correcting the text of the fathers' writings. He had already restored from the MSS. more than eight hundred lectures of Leo the Great and of St. Hilary when he. died prematurely, in 1589. He had been bishop of Perpignan, of Vich, of Tortosa, and, for two years, commissary of the inquisition. He wrote, Osatio de Sancto Stephano, a discourse delivered before the pope in 1575: — De Expungendis Haereticorum Propriis Nominibus, dedicated to Gregory XIII (Rome, 1576): — De Regia Sancti Laurentii Bibliotheca

Libellum. This book -containing also de Bibliothecis, extracted from Fulvius Ursinus'; de Vaticana, a collection of the papers of Onuphrius Pavinius; and de Dipthycis Commentariolum -was published at Tarragona in 1587. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Rose, Gen. Biog. Dict. s.v.

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