Aleandro, Girolamo

Aleandro, Girolamo jērô´lämō älāän´drō [key], 1480–1542, Italian scholar, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is also called Hieronymus Aleander. A principal in the Lutheran crisis, he obtained the condemnation of Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms (1521), and he made an outline of policy for the Counter Reformation . His grandnephew Girolamo Aleandro, the younger, 1574–1649, was a humanist, known for his antiquarian studies.

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