Bartolomeo di Breganze

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Bartolomeo da Breganze (c.1200 – c.1271) was bishop of Vicenza and founder of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

He studied at Padua and became a member of the Dominican Order. While King Louis of France was engaged upon his expedition in Palestine, he visited the king and queen at Joppa, Sidon, and Acre. King Louis desired him to make a visit to France. To ensure the presence of so distinguished a prelate at his own court, Pope Alexander IV made him Bishop of Vicenza, in 1256. He wrote a commentary on the "Hierarchy" of St. Dionysius the Areopagite, of two volumes of sermons, and some smaller works.

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