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Almo Collegio Capranica

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The Almo Collegio Capranica is the oldest Roman college, founded in 1457 by Cardinal Domenico Capranica in his own palace for 31 young clerics, who received an education suitable for the formation of good priests. Capranica himself drew up their rules and presented the college with his own library, the more valuable portion of which was later transferred to the Vatican. The cardinal's brother, Angelo Capranica, erected opposite his own palace a suitable house for the students.

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Google previewA Catholic Dictionary (1997)

by Rev. Fr. Donald Attwater

Almo Collegio Capranica). The oldest college in Rome, founded by Cardinal di Capranica, in 1457, for 31 poor church scholars. By Pope Pius VII this number was reduced to 13 and paying students admitted. Benedict ...

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