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RC congs. in 14th–15th-c. Sp. and It. (1) Span. Cong. of Hermits* of St. Jerome*; organized ca. 1373 by Pedro Fernandez Pecha (d. 1374); suppressed 1835 by the Span. govt.; reest. in the 20th c. (2) Poor Hermits of St. Jerome; est. 1377 near Montebello, It., by Peter Gambacorta of Pisa (d. 1435); dissolved 1953. (3) The cong. est. 1406 at Fiesole, It., by Carlo de Montegranelli (d. 1417); dissolved 1668. (4) The Observants or cong. of Lombardy; est. 1424 by Lope de Olmedo (d. 1433), former gen. of the Span. cong.; the Span. branch joined the Span. cong. 1595.

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