Leo Allatius


Leo Allatius
Leo Allatius
    Leo Allatius
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Leo Allatius
    (Alacci).
    A learned Greek of the seventeenth century, b. on the island of Chios in 1586, and d. at Rome, 19 January, 1669. He entered the Greek college at Rome in 1600, spent three years in Lucania with his countryman, Bishop Bernard Giustiniani, and then returned to Chios where he proved of great assistance to the Latin Bishop, Marco Giustiniani. In 1616, he received the degree Doctor of Medicine from the Sapienza, was made Scriptor in the Vatican Library, and later, professor of rhetoric at the Greek College, a position which he held for only two years. Pope Gregory XV sent him to Germany, in 1622, to bring to Rome the Palatinate library of Heidelberg, which Maximilian had presented to the Pope in return for war subsidies, a task which he accomplished in the face of great difficulties. In the death of Gregory XV (1623) Allatius lost his principal patron; but with the support of influential churchmen, he continued his researches especially upon the Palatinate manuscripts. Alexander VII made him custodian of the Vatican library in 1661, where he remained till his death. With untiring energy Allatius combined a vast erudition, which he brought to bear upon literary, historical, philosophical, and theological questions. He laboured earnestly to effect the reconciliation of the Greek Church with that of Rome and to this end wrote his most important work, "De Ecclesiae Occidentalisatque Orientalis perpetua consensione" (Cologne, 1648), in which the points of agreement between the Churches are emphasized, while their differences are minimized. He also edited or translated into Latin the writings of various Greek authors, corresponded with the foremost scholars of Europe, contributed as editor to the "Corpus Byzantinorum" (Paris), and arranged for the Publication of a "Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum". He bequeathed his manuscripts about 150 volumes) and his correspondence (over 1,000 letters) to the library of the Oratorians in Rome.
    GRADIUS, Life in MAI, Bibliotheca Nova Patrum (Rome, 1853), VI; LEGRAND, Bibliographie hellenique du XVII siecle (Paris, 1893); THEINER, Die Schenkung der Heidelb. Bibl. (Munich, 1844); LAMMER, DeLeonis Allatii Codicibus (Freiburg, 1864); HERGENROTHER, in Kirchenlex.
    FRANCIS W. GRAY
    Transcribed by Karen S. Williams Dedicated to the memory of Father Francis McGuire, SJ

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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  • Allatĭus — (eigentlich Allacci), Leo, geb. 1586 auf Chio, kam 1595 nach Calabrien, ward Lehrer am griechischen Collegium zu Rom u. ging im Auftrag des Papstes Gregor XV. 1622 nach Heidelberg, um die dortige Bibliothek in Empfang zu nehmen, ward Bibliothekar …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Allatius — Allatius, Leo, ein von der griechischen zur röm. Kirche übergegangener Theolog, geb. 1586 in Chios, leitete die Überführung der Heidelberger Bibliothek nach Rom und starb daselbst 19. Jan. 1669. Er schrieb »De Ecclesiae occidentalis atque… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Allatius — Allatius, Leo (eigentl. Allacci) 1586 auf Chios geb., studirte frühe in Italien und trat zu der römisch katholischen Kirche über. Er war Philosoph, Theologe, Mediciner, wurde Professor am griechischen Collegium in Rom, besorgte 1622 im Auftrage… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Leon Allatius — Leone Allacci (Leo Allatius), Porträt im Collegio Greco, Rom Leone Allacci, auch Leo(n) Allatius, Leo(n) Allatios, Leon Allatiusios (* um 1586; † 19. Januar 1669) war ein katholischer Konvertit, griechischer Altphilologe, Bibliothekar und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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