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Camillo Almici

Priest of the Congregation of the Oratory, b. 2 November, 1714; d. 30 December, 1779

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Almici, CAMILLO, a priest of the Congregation of the Oratory, b. November 2, 1714; d. December 30, 1779. He became a member of the Congregation of the Oratory at a very early age and devoted himself to the study of theology, Greek, and Hebrew, the Holy Scriptures, chronology, sacred and profane history, antiquities, criticism, diplomacy, and liturgy, and was held in much esteem for his great and wide learning. Amongst his contemporaries he was regarded as an oracle upon many subjects, and is looked upon as one of the most celebrated theologians of his order. Of the many works he wrote, the principal are:—”Riflessioni su di un libro di G. Febronio” (Lucca, 1766); “Critica contro le opere del pericoloso Voltaire” (Brescia, 1770); “Dissertazione sopra i Martiri della Chiesa cattolica” (Brescia, 1765) 2 vols.; “Meditations sur la vie et les ecrits du P. Sarpi” (1765). The last named is a critical examination of Sarpi’s unreliable history of the Council of Trent.


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