Perez, Antonio

Perez, Antonio a learned Spanish prelate, was born in 1559 at Saint-Dominica of Silos. He belonged to the Benedictine Order, which chose him for vicar-general, and he helped to revive among his brethren a taste for learning. He occupied successively the bishoprics of Urgel, Lerida, and Tarragona.. He died at Madrid May 1, 1637. His principal works are, Apuntamientos quadragesimales (Barcelona, 1608,. 3 vols. 4to): — Pentateuchum fidei (Madrid, 1620, fol.); some passages relative to the authority of the pope caused the work to be tacitly suppressed, and it has; become very rare: — Commentaria in regulam S. Benedicti (Lyons, 1624, 2 vols. 4to). See N. Antonioi, Bibloth. Hispana Nova; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generaler 39:580; Wetzer und Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, 12:942.

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