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Ludovico Tosti (c. 1800–1866)

Tosti, Ludovico (tōs’tē). A distinguished Italian church historian; born about 1800; died in 1866. He was a Benedictine monk, and wrote: ‘History of Monte Cassino’; ‘History of Boniface VIII.,’ in which that pope is defended against the accusations of Dante; ‘Abelard and his Time’; ‘The Countess Matilda and the Roman Pontiffs’; ‘The Lombard League,’ a spirited account of the struggle of the Italian communes with the German emperors; ‘History of the Council of Constance’; ‘History of the Greek Schism’; ‘Prolegomena to a Universal History of the Church’ (2 vols.).