« Albizzi, Antonio Albizzi, Bartolomeo Albo, Joseph »

Albizzi, Bartolomeo

ALBIZZI, BARTOLOMEO (Lat. Bartholomæus Albicius Pisanus): Franciscan monk; b. at Rivano, Tuscany; d. at Pisa Dec. 10, 1401. He became a celebrated preacher, and taught theology in several monasteries, chiefly at Pisa. He wrote a famous book, Liber conformitatum vitæ Sancti Francisci cum vita Jesu Christi, which was approved by the general chapter of his order in 1399 and was first printed at Venice toward the close of the fifteenth century. It is of great value for the history of the Franciscans, but is marred by exaggerations and lack of judgment and good taste (e.g., he states that Francis was foretold in the Old Testament by prototypes and prophecies, that he performed miracles and prophesied, and that he was crucified and is exalted above the angels). In subsequent editions many passages were modified or omitted. Erasmus Alber made it the basis of his Barfüsser Mönche Eulenspiegel und Alcoran (published at Wittenberg, with an introduction by Luther, 1542). Albizzi published also sermons and a life of the Virgin Mary (Venice, 1596).

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