(1608–85), is best known for his history of the Jesuits and his rhetorical and linguistic theory. He studied with the Jesuits in Ferrara before entering the order in 1623. His highly successful career as a preacher began in 1637 and continued to 1648, when ill health prevented him from preaching. He dedicated the rest of his life to writing.
From The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature in Oxford Reference.