Giovanni Battista de Marinis

Giovanni Battista de Marinis (died 1669) was the Master of the Order of Preachers from 1650 to 1669.

Early Biography

Giovanni Battista de Marinis came from a noble family from Genoa.[1]


Marinis was appointed lector at the College of St. Thomas, the future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome after 1624.[2]

He was elected Master of the Dominican Order at the Chapter of 1650.[1]

By order of Pope Urban VIII, he was not allowed to make any visitations, instead ruling the order by letter.[1] He tried to check the growing number of polemical writings between the Dominicans and the Jesuits.[1]

He died in 1669.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Benedict M. Ashley, The Dominicans, ch. 6
  2. Accessed 2 July 2011
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Tommaso Turco
Master of the Order of Preachers
Succeeded by
Juan Tomás de Rocaberti

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