Morigia, Jacobo Antonio De (2)

Morigia, Jacobo Antonio de (2)

an Italian prelate of note, was born at Milan February 23, 1632, entered the Order of the Barnabites when only seventeen years of age, taught philosophy at Macerata and at Milan, and preached with success in the principal churches of Italy. Cosmo III of Medici, grand-duke of Tuscany, chose him for theologian, and made him tutor of Ferdinand, his oldest son. The influence of this same prince procured for him in 1681 the bishopric of San Miniato, whence he was transferred, January 11, 1683. to the archbishopric of Florence. In the promotion of December 12, 1695, he was made cardinal "in petto" by pope Innocent XII, but this nomination was not published until the Consistory of 1698, simultaneously with the declaration that Morigia should have precedence of all the cardinals created in 1695, because he had been reserved for that very purpose. Archpriest of the Basilica Liberiana, it was he who at the jubilee of 1700 was charged to open the holy gate. Vacating his bishopric of Florence in 1699, he refused in the same year, after the death of Federigo Cacua, the appointment as archbishop of Milan, became a titular official of two abbeys, and tinally in 1701 bishop of Pavia, where he died, October 18, 1708. Literary remains of his are Orazione funebre nelle obsequie di Filippo Visconte, vescovo di Cantanzano (1664, 4to): — Pietosi tribuuti resi alla grand' anima di Filippo IV (Milan, 1666, 4to): — L'Aquila volante, orazione funebre, per la stessa occasione (Milan, 1666, 4to): — Lettere pastorali al popolo di' Firenze (fol.).

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