Lauria, Francis Laurent Brancate De

Lauria, Francis Laurent Brancate De, an Italian theologian, was born, at Lauria, in the kingdom of Naples, in 1611. He joined the Franciscans, was made cardinal by Innocent XI in 1687, and died at Rome Nov. 30, 1693. He wrote commentaries on the four books of Scot's sentences (8 volumes, folio): — Devota laudis ad sanctissimam Trinitatem Oratio (Rome, 1695, 12mo): — De Predestinatione et Reprobatione (Rome, 1688, 4to; Rouen, 1715). In this last work he defended Augustine's doctrine on grace against the Molinists and Jansenists. See Perennes, Biographie Chretienne et Anti-Chretienne; Joannes a Sancto-Antonio, Biblioth. Franciscana. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen. 29:939. (J.N.P.)

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