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Baronius, Caesar
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(Oct 30/31, 1538, Sora, Kingdom of Naples – June 30, 1607, Rome). After studying law, Baronius entered the Oratory of Philip Neri at Rome; he became superior general of the order in 1593 and was made a cardinal in 1596. He was the librarian of the Vatican Library as well as the confessor and advisor of Clement VIII. He was himself a candidate in the papal election of 1605. He participated in the revision of the Roman martyrologies and the reform of the breviary . His major work, Annales ecclesiastici (Rome 1588–1607), seeks to demonstrate the historical continuity of …

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Smolinsky, Heribert, “Baronius, Caesar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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