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De Dominis, Marco Antonio, 1560-1624


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    • us: De Dominis, Marcus Antonius, 1560-1624
    • us: Dominis, Marco Antonio de, 1560-1624
    • us: De Dominis, Marcantonio, 1560-1624
    • us: De Dominis, Markantun, 1560-1624
    • us: Dominis, Markantun de, 1560-1624
    • us: Domnianić, Marko Antun, 1560-1624
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    • Dominis, Marcantonio de, Abp., 1566-1624
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    • found: Malcolm, N. De Dominis (1560-1624), 1984.
    • found: DNB (Dominis, Marco Antonio de, 1566-1624; abp. of Spalatro; lived in England, 1616-1622)
    • found: Gr. diz. encic. UTET, 3rd ed. (De Dominis, Marco Antonio; 1560-1624)
    • found: Enciclopedia cattolica, 1949-1954 (De Dominis, Marcantonio; b. probably in 1560, d. 9-8-1624)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, viewed online 6 September 2017 (Dominis, Marco Antonio de (1560-1624), archbishop of Spalato and ecumenist; born on the island of Rab; entered the Society of Jesus in 1579; professor of mathematics at the University of Padua and of rhetoric and philosophy at the University of Brescia; significant contributions to the science of optics; in 1597, resigned from the Society of Jesus, appointed as bishop of Segna, in Habsburg-controlled Croatia; in 1602, became archbishop of Spalato (Split) and primate of Dalmatia and Croatia (partly in territory controlled by Venice, partly in Ottoman Empire); took the side of Venice in the crisis over Venetian-papal relations in 1606-1607; by 1616, had been promised a position in England by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury; renounced his episcopal see, arrived in England in December 1616, guest at Lambeth Palace; his Manifestation, explaining his departure from Italy, was published in Latin and Italian in Heidelberg (Consilium profectionis, 1616) and in an English translation in London [1617]; significant appointments: dean of the Chapel Royal at Windsor and master of the Savoy, the hospital with chapel attached, in London; on occasion he preached at the Italian church (chapel) of the Mercers' Company; his sermon there on 30 November 1617 was published in London in Italian and English in 1617; in summer 1617, received doctor's degrees from both Cambridge and Oxford; De republica ecclesiastica, eventually published in three volumes (London, 1617 and 1620, Hanau, 1622): based on his theory of how the universal church ought to be governed, on the model of the early church; sought to provide a basis on which Catholic bishops could unite to oppose papal intrusions and to overcome dissensions; argued that the Church of England was an exemplary case of a reformed church; his publications were widely circulated in Britain and on the continent; in spring 1622, returned to the continent and the Roman Catholic Church; explained his reasons in Second Manifesto, published in 1623 in Rome as Sui reditus ex Anglia consilium exponit, and in an English translation in Liège (1623): wrote that the Church of England was deeply infected with heresy, the leaders of the English church less willing than their king to recognize the common ground shared by the two churches; received absolution in Brussels from the papal nuncio in May 1622; given housing in Rome; in April 1624, was put in prison by the Inquisition while his teachings were examined, died there 9 September 1624; on 21 December 1624, Congregation of the Holy Office decreed that he had died as a relapsed heretic; his body and his books were burnt at campo dei Fiori, Rome; though attacked by Roman Catholic writers during his sojourn in England and by Protestant writers after his return to the Roman obedience, he was a pioneer in the cause of reconciliation among Christians)
    • found: Wikipedia, 7 September 2017 (Marco Antonio de Dominis; Marco Antonio Dominis (Croatian: Markantun de Dominis, Marko Antun Domnianić); a Dalmatian ecclesiastic, Catholic archbishop, adjudged heretic of the Catholic Faith, and man of science; James I made him Dean of Windsor and granted him the Mastership of the Savoy in 1617; scientific work: published Tractatus de radiis visus et lucis in vitris, perspectivis et iride (Venice, 1611), including light refraction and reflection in raindrops; Euripus, seu de fluxu et refluxu maris sententia was published posthumously (Rome, 1625), with a theory about tides)
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