Gradenigo, Giovanni Agostino

Gradenigo, Giovanni Agostino an Italian prelate, was born at Venice, July 10, 1725. He studied under the direction of Domenico dall' Onazio; entered the Benedictine order in 1744; in 1749 was called to teach philosophy at Mantua, and later canon law; in 1756 returned to Venice, where, in 1762, he founded an academy of ecclesiastical history; refused the bishopric of Corfu in 1765, but in 1770 became bishop of Ceneda, and died March 16, 1774, leaving a large number of short publications, for which, see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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