Cesare Baronius


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ecclesiastical historian. A member of the Oratory, he was made a cardinal in 1596 and in 1597 Librarian of the Vatican. His Annales Ecclesiastici (12 vols., 1588–1607), is a history of the Church (to 1198), undertaken as a RC reply to the Centuriators of Magdeburg.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

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