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Federico Borromeo (born August 16, 1564; died September 22, 1631) was cardinal and archbishop of Milan and the cousin of Saint Charles Borromeo. He is most notable for his efforts to feed the poor of Milan during the great famine of 1627-1628. He appears as a character in Alessandro Manzoni’s novel The Betrothed. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events March 27 — Naples bans kissing in public under the penalty of death June 22 — Fort Caroline, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World September 10 — The Battle of Kawanakajima Ottoman Turks invade Malta Modern pencil becomes common in England Conquistadors crossed the Pacific Spanish founded a colony... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ... A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official in the Roman Catholic Church, ranking just below the Pope and appointed by him as a member of the College of Cardinals during a consistory. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... Carlo Borromeo (October 2, 1538 - November 4, 1584), saint and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, son of Ghiberto Borromeo, count of Arona, and Margarita de Medici, was born at the castle of Arona on Lago Maggiore. ... A famine is a phenomenon in which a large percentage of the population of a region or country are so undernourished that death by starvation becomes increasingly common. ... Events A Dutch ship makes the first recorded sighting of the coast of South Australia. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... Alessandro Manzoni Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (March 7, 1785–May 22, 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. ... I Promessi Sposi (English The Betrothed) is an Italian historical novel by Alessandro Manzoni. ...


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Federico Borromeo (469 words)
He was the son of Giulio Cesare Borromeo and Margherita Trivulzio, members of the Milanese aristocracy.
If Cardinal Borromeo shared the current excessive credulity in witchcraft and magic, he was in every other way far in advance of his time as a friend of the people and a promoter of intellectual culture and social refinement based on a practical religious life.
Federigo Borromeo (Milan, 1870); Von Reumont in Kirchenler., II, sqq.; BouQuillon in Catholic University Bulletin (Washington, 1895), I, 566-572.
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