Benedict XIV


Benedict XIV
noun
pope who was a patron of the arts and who denounced the cruelty to the indigenous peoples of South America (1675-1758)
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1675-1758, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1740-58; scholar and patron of the arts.

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  • Benedict XIV —     Pope Benedict XIV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Benedict XIV     (PROSPERO LORENZO LAMBERTINI.)     Son of Marcello Lambertini and Lucretia Bulgarini, b. at Bologna 31 March, 1675; d. 3 May, 1758. His early education was received from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benedict (XIV) — ▪ antipope original name  Bernard Garnier   died c. 1433       counter antipope from 1425 to c. 1430.       In 1417 the Council of Constance (Constance, Council of) deposed the antipope Pope Benedict (XIII) and elected Martin V, thus officially… …   Universalium

  • Benedict XIV — (Prospero Lambertini) 1675 1758, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1740 58; scholar and patron of the arts. * * * orig. Prospero Lambertini born March 31, 1675, Bologna, Papal States died May 3, 1758, Rome Pope in 1740–58. Nobly born, he received a… …   Universalium

  • Benedict XIV — (1675–1758)    Pope.    Benedict XIV was born Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini. He trained as a lawyer, specialising in Canon Law, and became Bishop of Ancona in 1727, Cardinal in 1728, Archbishop of Bologna in 1731 and Pope in 1740. As Pope, he… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Benedict XIV. — Papst Benedikt XIV. Benedikt XIV. (eigentlich Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini oder auch Prosper Lambertini * 31. März 1675 in Bologna; † 3. Mai 1758 in Rom) war Papst von 1740 bis 1758. Aus verarmtem Adel stammend, war Lambertini seit 1701 an der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BENEDICT XIV —    a native of Bologna, a man of marked scholarship and ability; a patron of science and literature, who did much to purify the morals and elevate the character of the clergy, and reform abuses in the Church …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Benedict XIV — /ˈbɛnədɪkt/ (say benuhdikt) noun 1675–1758, Italian ecclesiastic; pope 1740–58; patron of art, archaeology, and learning …   Australian English dictionary

  • Benedict XIV, Pope — • Reigned 1740 58 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pope Benedict XIV —     Pope Benedict XIV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Benedict XIV     (PROSPERO LORENZO LAMBERTINI.)     Son of Marcello Lambertini and Lucretia Bulgarini, b. at Bologna 31 March, 1675; d. 3 May, 1758. His early education was received from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pope Benedict XIV — Infobox Pope English name=Benedict XIV [Pope Benedict X is now considered an antipope. At the time, however, this status was not recognized and so the man the Roman Catholic church officially considers the tenth true Pope Benedict took the… …   Wikipedia


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