Alciatus, Andreas
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Alciato, Andrea; Italian jurist and Humanist. Born 8. 5. 1492 in Alzate Brianza near Como, died 12. 1. 1550 in Pavia. Studied jurisprudence and classical languages in Milan, Pavia and Bologna. 1514 Doctor iuris utriusque at Ferrara. 1514–1517 active as jurist in Milan, 1519–1521 Prof. of civil law at Avignon. 1522–1550 professorships at Milan, Avignon, Bourges, Pavia, Bologna and Ferrara. Named apostolic protonotary by Pope Paul III and Comes Palatinus by Emperor Charles V, both 1546.

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Gall, Dorothee, “Alciatus, Andreas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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