Luigi Mozzi

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Luigi Mozzi (born at Bergamo 26 May 1746; died near Milan 24 June 1813) was an Italian Jesuit controversialist.


He entered the Society of Jesus in 1763, and on its suppression was received into the Diocese of Bergamo, where he was shortly made a canon, and appointed archpriest and examiner of candidates for the priesthood. The zeal with which he opposed the progress of Jansenism in Italy gained him a reputation, and Pope Pius VI called him to Rome, where he became an Apostolic missionary.

He was elected a member of the Accademia degli Arcadi. In 1804 he rejoined the Society, which had been restored in Naples. He retired to the residence of Marquis Scotti near Milan, where he died.


Among his important writings are:

  • "Vera idea del Giansenismo" (1781)
  • "Storia compendiosa della scisma della nuova chiesa d'Utrecht" (Ferrara, 1785)
  • "Storia delle revoluzioni della Chiesa d'Utrecht" (Venice, 1787)
  • "Compendio storico-cronologico...sopra il Baianismo, Giansenismo e Quesnellismo" (Foligno, 1792),

all against Jansenism;

  • "Il falso discepolo di S. Agostino e di S. Tommaso" (Venice, 1779), a defence of Molinism.

He translated from the English Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel's "Fifty Reasons for preferring the Roman Catholic Religion" (Bassano, 1789); and from the French, "Les projets des incredules pour la ruine de la religion, dévoilés dans les oeuvres de Frédéric, roi de Prusse" (Assisi, 1791).


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.