Gotti, Vincenzio Luigi

Gotti, Vincenzio Luigi an Italian cardinal, was born September 5, 1665, at Bologna, where his father was a professor of law, and in 1680 his son took the habit in the convent of the Dominicans of that city. In 1684 he went to the University of Salamanca, and studied theology. In 1688, after his return to Italy, he was appointed to teach successively at Mantua, Rome, and Bologna, becoming, in 1695, professor of theology in, the latter place. In 1708 he was made provincial of the Dominicans for Bologna. Pope Clement XI appointed him inquisitor of Milan; three years afterwards, however, Gotti resigned, and returned to Bologna as professor of polemics. In 1728 Benedict XIII conferred upon him the dignity of a cardinal. Benedict XIV made him his theologian, and later protector of the province of Bologna. Gotti died. September 18, 1742, leaving Vera Chiesa di Jesu Christo (Bologna, 1719): — Colognia Theologico-Polemica (ibid. 1727): — Theologia Scholastico-Dogmatica (1727): — De Eligenda Inter Dissidentes Christianos Sententia (Rome, 1734). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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