Cozza, Lorenzo

Cozza, Lorenzo an Italian theologian, was born near Bolsena, March 31, 1654. He entered the order of the Observantists, and after having been successively professor of theology and vice-commissary of his order, was elected its minister- general, May 15, 1723. In December 1726, Benedict XIII created him cardinal, and he was afterwards promoted to several other ecclesiastical offices. He died at Rome, January 18, 1729, leaving various historical and archaeological works in Latin, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v.

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