Charles Borromeo
b. 1538 – d. 1584 • Bishop • Cardinal • Church Reformer • Roman catholic
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Charles Borromeo, St
Charles Borromeo, St (1538–84), Abp. of Milan. He was one of the leaders of the *Counter-Reformation. Born of noble parentage at Arona on Lake Maggiore, he was early destined for the priesthood, and received his first benefice at the age of 12. In 1552 he went to Pavia, where he studied civil and canon
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Borromeo, St. Charles
Borromeo (St. Charles) (1538–1584).—An Italian Cardinal, archbishop of Milan, born at Arona, near Lago Maggiore; died at Milan. Noted as an ecclesiastical reformer and philanthropist. He was a model bishop and his life is full of examples to all Christians. Especially did he show his courage and great
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Borromeo, Charles
Borromeo, Charles (1538–84). Cardinal-Archbishop of Milan. Nephew of Pius IV, for whom he directed the papal secretariat with political skill during the third period of the Council of ⇒Trent. An outstanding administrative promoter, B. was recognized as a model bishop of the Catholic Tridentine reform.
Who’s Who in Christian History
Borromeo, Charles
BORROMEO, CHARLES (1538–1584)Italian cardinal; archbishop of Milan; prominent Catholic reformerOf noble birth, Borromeo received his first office at the age of twelve, and then studied for a doctorate in law at the University of Pavia. His uncle became Pope Pius IV in 1559, providing Borromeo opportunity