(1356-1419). Dominican Friar, Bishop and Cardinal. He spent the first part of his career as preacher in Venice and Florence, then was appointed bishop of Ragusa (1407). He was the confessor of Pope Gregory XII, who created him cardinal (1408).
Dominici often identified with lower classes an attacked the Church hierarchy (mainly symony and greed) and local governments’ policies. Dominici’s political position lead to his expulsion from Venice (1399), after supporting the Bianchi movement.
Beyond a preacher, he was a reputated author, writing works about pagan authors (Lucula Noctis), the faith from a mystic point of view (Trattato delle dieci questioni) or the importance of the Christian family in the society (Regola del governo di cura familiare)
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- GALETTI, A., «Prediche inedite di Giovanni Dominici», in A. de la Torre (ed.), Miscellanea di studi critici in onore di Guido Mazzoni. Florence, 1907, pp. 253-278.
- Florence, Bib. Riccardiana, ms. 1301.
- Florence, Bib. Riccardiana, ms. 1414.
- Florence, Bib. Riccardiana, ms. 2105.
- Vatican Library, Barberiniano lat. 425.
- Lettere spirituali, ed. by M.-T. Casella and G. Pozzi. Fribourg: Edizioni Universitarie, 1969.
- Lucula noctis, ed. by Edmund Hunt. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame, 1940.
- Regola del governo di cura familiare, ed. by Donato Salvi. Florence: Angiolo Garinei, 1860.
- Trattato delle dieci questioni e lettere a madonna Bartolomea. ed. by Arrigo Levasti. Florence: Libreria Editrice Fiorentina, 1957.