Cesare Baronius

Movement Catholic Reformation
Born Sora, 1530
Died Rome, 1607
Significance Italian cardinal and church historian. He published Annales Ecclesiastici, a history of the church, to combat the
Magdeburg Centuries which was a protestant interpretation of history. In this twelve volume work, he defended the supremacy of the papacy. His work was so popular that he received many honors from popes and he was almost elected pope after the deaths of Clement VIII and Leo XI.
Works Ecclesiastical Annals
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