Rossi (in Lat De Rubeis), Bernardo Maria De

Rossi (In Lat. De Rubeis), Bernardo Maria De, an Italian scholar, was born at Cividale di Friuli, Jan. 18, 1687. At the age of seventeen he took the vows of the Order of St. Dominic; and after finishing his studies taught for three years in a convent at Venice. In 1718 he went to Vienna, where he made the acquaintance of the learned Apostolo Zeno. On his return, he accepted the chair of theology in the same institution in which he had formerly taught. In 1730 he resigned his chair and devoted himself wholly to study and the most rigorous asceticism. In 1722 he accompanied an embassy to the court of France. He was librarian of his convent, and enriched it by the addition of many rare and valuable works. De Rossi died Feb. 8, 1775. His writings are very numerous, consisting principally of historical and religious annals. Among them are, De Fabula Moainachi Benedictini D. Thomoe Aquinatis (Venice, 1724): — De Peccato Originuali (ibid. 1757 ): — De Charitate (ibid. 1758 ): — Dissertationes Varioe Eruditionis (ibid. 1762). See Fabroni, Vitea Italorum.

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