Panvinio, Onofrio
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Italian theologian, antiquarian and ecclesiastical historian. Born Verona 23. 2. 1530, died Palermo in April 1568. 1541 entered the Augustinian Order, receiving a Humanist education there. Continued studies at Rome from 1549. From 1552 until his death, librarian and historian to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.


P. was born into a family of impoverished minor nobility. At Rome, he was part of the circle of Cardinal Marcello Cervini (from 1555 Pope Marcellus II), who protected him and encouraged him to study historia sa…

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Heenes, Volker, “Panvinio, Onofrio”, 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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