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Quaresmio (Quaresmi), Francesco
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(baptized Alessandro; Apr 4, 1583 or 1585, Lodi – Oct 25, 1656, Milan), OFM. Initially guardian of the Franciscan house in Milan, in 1616 he went to Palestine; in 1618 he was appointed superior in Aleppo and in 1619 president of the Custody of the Holy Land. He was then appointed apostolic nuncio to the Chaldeans (Chaldea) (Itinerarium di Chaldaea [with Thomas of Milan], 1625; Apparatus pro reductione Chaldaeorum ad catholicam fidem, 1647; the union conversations on behalf of Pope Urban VIII remained fruitless). His magnum opus, the Historica theologica et moralis Te…

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Drecoll, Volker Henning, “Quaresmio (Quaresmi), Francesco”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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