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Report No. t296

Gulielmus Redoanus

d. 1573 or 1574


Alternative Names

Guglielmo Redoano



G’s surname is spelled Rodano in the LC authority file and from there in the authority file of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. We have found no contemporary support for that spelling. He is described in Eubel as a doctor in utroque, but, if he was, we do not know from where. He may have been a citizen of Genova; he seems to be so described in some of his works. He is also sometimes described as a protonotary apostolic. His published works are all in canon law, and on the practical side. At the end of his life Gregory XIII appointed him bishop of Nebbio [see in Saint-Florent, dép. Haute-Corse]. The appointment is dated 16 Dec. 1573, and he is there described as a deacon. His successor was appointed on 27 Aug. 1574. Eubel. R. was clearly dead by then. He may have been dead when he was appointed, the pope being unaware of the fact. Three works of his were published during his lifetime: (1) a Tractatus de simonia, first published in Venezia in 1565 (online) (TUI 1584 t. 15.2), (2) a Tractatus de spoliis ecclesiasticis with the subtitle in quo ita copiose omnes species bonorum per praelatos occasione ecclesiae comparatorum per mortem relictorum spolia nuncupatorum published in Roma in 1568 and 1569 (TUI 1584 t. 14), and (3) a Tractatus de rebus Ecclesiae non aliendis, published in Piacenza in 1572 (TUI 1584 t. 15.2). As indicated, all three were reprinted in TUI 1584. The only one about which there might be some doubt is the third, which has a somewhat different title in TUI 1584. Lacking an online version of the first edition, we cannot be sure that TUI 1584 is just a reprint, but we rather suspect that it is. All three works were reprinted after 1584, with publication dates running into the middle of the 17th century.

Source: Not in DGI. CERL Thesaurus.

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