Rinaldi, Odoric

Rinaldi, Odoric, a learned Italian ecclesiastical historian of the 17th century, was a native of Treviso, and was educated at Parma by the Jesuits. He became an Oratorian at Rome in 1618. After the death of cardinal Baronius (who was also a member of the Congregation of the Oratory), Rinaldi wrote a continuation of his Ecclesiastical Annals from 1198 (where the former left off) to 1564, when the Council of Trent was dissolved. Rinaldi's addition to the work consists of ten large folio volumes, published at different periods from 1646 to 1677. Rinaldi was also the author of a sufficiently copious abridgment in Italian of the whole Annals, compiled by Baronius and himself.

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