Crispi, Geronimo an Italian prelate, was born at Ferrara, Sept. 30, 1667. He pursued his studies in his native city; became doctor of law in 1696; then was ordained priest, and soon after archdeacon. In 1708 he was appointed auditor of the rota, and in 1720 archbishop of Ravenna. He left this see for the patriarchate of Antioch, and in 1743 was appointed archbishop of Ferrara, where he died in 1746, leaving, Discorsi ed Imni, Sacri (Rome, 1720): — Discorsi ed Imni Sacri Altri (Ravenna, 1722): — Compendium Vitae Clementis XI (ibid. 1723): — Decisiones Rotae Romanae (Urbino, 1728). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.