Sigonius, Carolus
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Sigonio/Sigone, Carlo. Italian Humanist and philologist. Born Modena 1522/24, died there 27. 8. 1584. Initial legal training at Modena with Lodovico Castelvetro and Lodovico del Monte, also studying Greek with and Francesco Porto. 1538–1542 studied philosophy and medicine at Bologna and Pavia. Succeeded Porto as prof. of Greek at Modena in 1546, 1552 prof. at the Scuola di San Marco in Venice. 1560 prof. of rhetoric at Padua; prof. at Bologna from 1563 until his death in 1584.

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Simons, Roswitha, “Sigonius, Carolus”, 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 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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