Sanchez De ArévAlo, rOderigo

Sanchez De Arévalo, Roderigo, Generally known as Rodericus Sanctus, a Spanish prelate, was born at Santa Maria de Nieva, in the diocese of Segovia, in 1404. After receiving his classical education at the University of Salamanca, and obtaining the degree of doctor, he entered the Church, and was made successively archdeacon of Trevino (in the diocese of Burgos), dean of Leon, and dean of Seville. About 1440 John II of Castile sent him as ambassador to Frederick III, and he was afterwards sent by Henry IV of Castile to congratulate pope Calixtus III upon his accession. On the accession of Paul II, Sanchez, who had been prevailed upon by his predecessor to settle at Rome, was appointed by that pope governor of the Castle of St. Angelo and keeper of the jewels and treasures of the Roman Church, and in course of time promoted to the bishoprics of Zamora, Calahorra, and Palencia. He died at Rome Oct. 10, 1470, and was interred in the Church of Santiago dei Spagnuoli. He wrote the following works: Speculum Vitoe Humanoe (Rome, 1468, fol.): — Epistola de Expugnatione, etc. (fol.): — Compendiosa Historia Hispanica (Rome, 1470, 4to; Frankfort, 1603): —

Liber de Origine ac Differentia Principatus (Rome, 1521). Many other works in MS. are in the Vatican Library. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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