Perrimezzi, Giuseppe-Maria a learned Italian prelate, was born Dec. 17, 1670, at Paula, Calabria. He joined the Order of the Minims, and acquired, by his preaching and his writings, a considerable reputation. He became successively provincial of his order and a member of the Holy Office and of the Congregation of the Index. In 1707 he was made bishop of Scala and Ravello, whence he was transferred in 1714 to the diocese of Oppida. He received from pope Benedict XIII, who honored him with particular esteem, the title of archbishop of Bostra in partibus, and then fixed his residence at Rome. He died in that city in 1740. We have thirty works of his, among which the following are worthy of notice: Panegirici (Rome, 1702-3, and Naples, 1722. 4 vols. 12mo): — Vita di S. Francisci de Paula (Rome, 1707, 2 vols. 4to): — T'ita di Niccolo di Longobardi (ibid. 1713, 4to): — Raggionamenti pastorali (Naples, 1713-21, 6 vols. 4to): — Decisioni academiche degl' Infecnundi (ibid. 1719, 2 vols. 12mno): — 1n sacram de
Deo scientiam disserf. selectce (ibid. 17301733, 8 vols. fol.): — Vita del Antonio Torres (ibid. 1733, 4to). See Tipaldoi, Biogr. degli Italiani illustri, vol. viii.