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Adolfo Albertazzi

Adolfo Albertazzi  

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(1865–1924).Bolognese writer, critic, and literary historian. He is principally known for collections of short stories such as Novelle umoristiche (1900), Il zucchetto rosso (1910), and Amore e amore ...
Adriano Banchieri

Adriano Banchieri  

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(b Bologna, 1568; d Bologna, 1634).It. composer, organist, and theorist. Org., S. Michele, Bosco, and of Monte Oliveto, where in 1613 he became abbot. His L'organo suonarino, pubd. Venice 1605, ...
Afredo Oriani

Afredo Oriani  

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(1852–1909).Novelist and essayist. Born in Faenza, he was educated in Bologna, where after further studies in Rome and Naples he worked briefly in the legal profession before withdrawing to ...
Agostino Ricchi

Agostino Ricchi  

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(1512–64)made a career in medicine; but as a student in Bologna he produced the stage comedy I tre tiranni, which was performed before both Pope and Emperor in 1530. ...
Alessandro Tassoni

Alessandro Tassoni  

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(1565–1635)Italian poet, philosopher, historian, politician, and member of several learned Academies. He joined the entourage of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza in Rome (1597) and later became a court ...
Alexander III

Alexander III  

(d. 1181), Pope from 1159. After his election, an antipope (Victor IV) was immediately set up and supported by the Emp. Frederick I. During the 17-year schism, Alexander lived mainly in France. Here ...
Alexander VI

Alexander VI  

(Ital., Rodrigo Borgia; 1431–1503), pope (1492–1503).Nephew of the Spanish pope Alonso Borgia (Calixtus III; 1455–1458), Rodrigo Borgia was made a cardinal by his uncle in 1456 and shortly afterward ...
Alfredo Panzini

Alfredo Panzini  

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(1863–1939), Italian writer and literary critic.Panzini's conservative idea of society, as it transpires from La Lanterna di Diogene (The Lantern of Diogenes, 1907) and Il padrone sono me (I ...
Alfredo Testoni

Alfredo Testoni  

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(1856–1931).Bolognese playwright who almost single-handedly revived Bolognese drama, enjoying a great commercial success with the historical comedy Il Cardinale Lambertini (1906). He also wrote ...
Alvaro Pelayo

Alvaro Pelayo  

(c.1275–1349)Alvaro Pelayo or Pais, or Alvarus Pelagius, studied canon law and civil law at Bologna, before becoming a Franciscan in 1306. From 1330 to 1332, he was confessor to ...
Andrea Barbazza

Andrea Barbazza  

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(1581/2–1656).Aristocrat who occupied senior legal and administrative offices in his native Bologna and was renowned as an expert on questions of honour. His friendship with Marino led him to ...
Angelo Fortunato Formiggini

Angelo Fortunato Formiggini  

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(1878–1938).Publisher. From an old Jewish family in Modena, he was active at the turn of the century in Socialist and positivist circles. He remained committed to publishing as a ...
Angelo Michele Salimbeni

Angelo Michele Salimbeni  

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(d.1517)was a notary from Bologna, and an active member of the city's literary circles. Some poems, mainly sonnets and eclogues [see pastoral], have survived, alongside a quantity of letters ...
Antoine Duprat

Antoine Duprat  

(1463–1535),French cardinal, jurist, and statesman, born in Issoire. He trained as a lawyer, and in 1507 became the first president of the Parlement of Paris. He was employed by ...
Antonio da Butrio

Antonio da Butrio  

(1338–1408)This celebrated Decretalist was venerated in his lifetime both for his qualities as a professor and for the example of his religious and moral virtues. His university career was ...
Antonio Degli Alberti

Antonio Degli Alberti  

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(c. 1360–1415).Florentine aristocrat and politician, exiled for conspiracy in 1400 to Bologna, where he died. Though himself a lyric poet, he is remembered as the sponsor of literary and ...
Antonio Fiacchi

Antonio Fiacchi  

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(1842–1907).Bolognese writer. In the earlier part of his career he wrote plays in Italian and dialect. In 1880 he co-founded with Alfredo Testoni the journal Ehi ch'al scusa (‘Oh ...
Antony, St, of Padua

Antony, St, of Padua  

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(1188/95–1231), Franciscan friar. When he was 15 he joined the Augustinian Canons. He was deeply moved when the relics of some Franciscans killed in Morocco were brought to Coimbra in 1220; he ...
Arrigo da Settimello

Arrigo da Settimello  

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(12th c.).Latin poet. Born into a humble family, Arrigo studied at Bologna before becoming a priest. Having fallen out of favour with the Bishop of Florence, he was deprived ...
Ars dictaminis

Ars dictaminis  

The ars dictaminis is the variety of medieval rhetoric that provided instruction in the composition of letters and other epistolary documents. Between 1077 and 1085, Alberic of Monte Cassino produced ...

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