Ughelli, Fernando

Ughelli, Fernando an Italian ecclesiastical historian, was born at Florence, March 21,1595. After pursuing his studies with credit, he took the habit of the Cistercians, and held several honorable posts in the order. He was appointed abbot of Tre Fontane at Rome, procurator in his province, and counselor to the Congregation of the Index. Popes Alexander VII and Clement IX esteemed Ughelli, and gave him a pension of five hundred crowns. He refused offers of several bishoprics. He died May 19, 1670. His principal work is Italia Sacra, sive de Episcopis Italiae, et Insularum Adjacentium, etc. (Rome, 1642-62, 7 vols. fol.; reprinted, Venice, 1717-22, 10 vols.): also Lives of the Cardinals of the Cistercian Order, etc.

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