- Annibale d' Annibaldi
Annibale d' Annibaldi was an Italian Catholic theologian, b. of a Roman senatorial family early in the thirteenth century; d. Rome, 1 September, 1271.
He joined the
Dominican Orderat an early age and was sent to Paris to complete his studies. Here he formed an intimate friendship with St. Thomas Aquinasand succeeded him as regent of studies at the Convent of St. Jacques. After teaching in Paris for some years, he was called to Rome in 1246 by Innocent IVto fill the post of Master of the Sacred Palace. He served in this capacity under Pope Alexander IVand Urban IV, the latter of whom created him Cardinal in 1262. When Clement IV, in 1265, handed over the Kingdom of the Two Siciliesto Charles I of Anjou, Annibale was put at the head of the commission empowered to treat with the monarch and register his agreement to the papal stipulations. The King received the insignia of investiturein Rome from the hands of the Cardinal. On 6 January, 1266, Annibale anointed and solemnly crowned Charles I in the Lateran Church in Rome, the Pope being detained in Perugia. During the vacancy succeeding the death of Clement IV, Annibale received and treated with Philip III of Franceand Charles I at Viterbo(1270). During a papal mission at Orvieto, the Cardinal died, and, by his own request, was buried in the Church of San Domenico.
He was held in high esteem during life for his learning and virtues. Aquinas dedicated his "Catena Aurea" to him. Annibale, besides several small theological treatises now lost, wrote a commentary on the "Sentences", and "Quod libeta", which has been ascribed to St. Thomas, and published with his works even as recently as the Paris edition of 1889, by Frette. A manuscript in the
Carmelitemonastery in Paris calls Annibale a Carmelite who later became a Cistercianabbot. But Jacques Echard shows that no man of that name belonged to either order in the twelfth or thirteenth century.
Quétifand Échard, "SS. Ord. Praed.", I, 261;
Touron, "Hommes illustres de l'ordre de Saint Dominique", I, 262-269;
Eubel, "Hierarchia Catholica", I, 8;
*Cattalani, "De Magistro Sacri Palatii Apostolici" (Rome, 1751), 57-59;
Duchesne, "Histoire de tous les cardinaux français de naissance" (Paris, 1699), II, 277, 278;
*Masetti, "Monumenta Ordinis Proedicatorum Antiqua" (Rome, 1864), I, 301;
*Feret, "La faculte de theologie de Paris au moyen age", II, 550, 553.
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