Giacobazio (Lat Jacobatius), Domenico

Giacobazio (Lat. Jacobatius), Domenico an Italian prelate, was born at Rome in 1443. Destined to a religious calling, he studied particularly canonical law and ecclesiastical history. He became auditor of the rota, and was successively bishop of Lucera, of Massano, and of Grossetto. After having served the Church under Sixtus IV, Innocent VIII, Alexander VI, Pius III, Julius II, and Leo X, he was appointed by the last-named pope, cardinal, with the title of St. Bartholemy de Insula, in 1517. At the death of Adrian VI, he would have been elected pope but for the French party. He died at Rome, July 2, 1527. He wrote, A Treatise on Councils, in Latin, which is not highly esteemed on account of its inexactness. This treatise forms the last volume of the collection of Labbe. The first edition appeared at Rome in 1538. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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