Overview

Giovanni Battista de Rossi

(1822—1894)


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1822–94),

archaeologist and epigrapher. He devoted his life to the excavation and study of the Roman catacombs, making full use of literary sources to find and interpret archaeological data. At the First Vatican Council he defended the priority of the Apostolic See and so upheld infallibility.

Subjects: Christianity.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.