Cozzando, Leonardo an Italian biographer, was born at Rovato, near Brescia, in 1620. At the age of twelve he entered the order of Servites, and while young taught philosophy at Verona and Vienna. He afterwards became professor of theology, and regent of the College of St. Alexander of Brescia. At the age of twenty-five he was elected member of the Academy of the Erranti. He died. February 7, 1702, leaving, Corsi di Penna (Brescia, 1645): — Ristretto dei Prelati della sua Religione. (ibid. 1673): — Vite del P. Paolo Cigone e del P. Ottavio Pantagolo: — De Magisterio Antiquarum Philosopharum (Cologne, 1682; Geneva, 1684): — Libraria Bresciana (Brescia, 1694); this work contains the lives of five hundred and thirty authors: — Vago e Curioso Ristretto Profano e Sagro dell' Historia Bresciana (ibid. eod.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.