Orlandini, Niccolo

Orlandini, Niccolo one of the, most noted characters of the Order of the Jesuit, was born at Florence, Italy, in 155. He entered the society in 1572, where he was distinguished by the purity of his morals and proficiency in literature. He became rector of the college at Nola, and afterwards president of the seminary for novices at Naples. He died at Rome in 1606. He was engaged on a history of his order, but did not live to complete more than the first volume of it. It was afterwards continued by Sacchini, Everard, Jouvency, and Cordara; in all seven volumes. The work is published under the title Historiae Societatis Jesu prima pars (sive Ignatius, A.D. 1540-1556) (Romae; 1615, fol.). See Sacchini, Notice, which forms the introduction to the history above referred to.

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