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Alessandro Gavazzi
b. March 21, 1809 – d. January 9, 1889 • Church Reformer • Monk • Preacher
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Gavazzi, Alessandro
Gavazzi, Alessandro (1809–1889)Italian nationalist and religious reformerBorn in Bologna, Gavazzi at the age of sixteen joined the Barnabites, a Roman Catholic order founded in 1530 especially for education and mission work. In due course he was ordained to the priesthood. Early in life he became disenchanted