Piazza, Girolamo Bartolomeo
Piazza, Girolamo Bartolomeo an Italian Dominican friar, flourished in the first half of the 18th century. He was highly esteemed by his coreligionists, and was at one time judge of the Inquisition. But the cruelty and injustice of the Roman Ultramontanists caused him to withdraw from the Church of Rome. He went over to England, and was admitted into the Church of England. He taught Italian and French for many years at Cambridge, and died there about 1745. He is the author of A Short and True Account of the Inquisition and its Proceedings, as it is Practiced in Italy, set forth in some Particular Cases (Engl. and Fr., Lond. 1722). See Quetif and Echard, Scriptores ordinis Praedicationum, s.v.