Lucena, Lorenzo

Lucena, Lorenzo a Spanish Romadi Catholic theologian, was born in 1807. He was ordained deacon by the bishop of Cordova in 1830, and priest in 1831 by the suffragan bishop of Seville. For eight years he acted as professor of theology at the College of St. Pelagius, in the University of Seville, and for three years held the office of provisional president there. In 1842 he was appointed honorary canon of Gibraltar Cathedral, and reader in the Spanish language and literature in the Taylorian Institution at Oxford, in 1861. He assisted in preparing the new edition of the Spanish Bible, generally known as that of Cipriano de Valera, and published by the British and Foreign Bible Society. He died at Oxford, August 24, 1881. (B.P.)

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