Andrea Alciato

Andrea Alciato, commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus) (January 12, 1492 - 1550), was an Italian jurist and writer. He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists.

Biography

Alciati was born in Alzate Brianza, near Milan, and settled in France in the early 16th century. He displayed great literary skill in his exposition of the laws, and was one of the first to interpret the civil law by the history, languages and literature of antiquity, and to substitute original research for the servile interpretations of the glossators. He published many legal works, and some annotations on Tacitus. Alciati is most famous for his "Emblemata," published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward. This collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts created an entire European genre, the emblem book, which attained enormous popularity in continental Europe and Great Britain.

Alciati died at Pavia in 1550.

Works

* "Annotationes in tres libros Codicis" (1515)
* "Emblematum libellus" (1522)
* "Opera omnia" (Basel 1546-49)
* "Rerum Patriae, seu Historiae Mediolanensis, Libri IV" (Milan, 1625) a history of Milan,

References

External links

* [http://www.emblems.arts.gla.ac.uk/alciato/ Alciato at Glasgow] - Reproductions of 22 editions of Alciato's emblems from 1531 to 1621
* [http://www.mun.ca/alciato/index.html Description, Reproduction and translation] Memorial University of Newfoundland


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Andrea Alciato — (auch Andrea Alciati, lat. Andreas Alciatus; * 8. Mai 1492 in Alzate Brianza in der Nähe des Comer Sees; † 12. Januar 1550 in Pavia) war ein italienischer Jurist und Humanist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Andrea Alciato — Emblema CLXXXIX Mentem, non formam, plus pollere. André Alciat ou Andrea Alciato, aussi dit Alciati (8 mai 1492 – 1550, Pavie) est un jurisconsulte et écrivain italien, émule d Ulrich Zasius (1461 1535) et de Guillaume Budé (1467 1540). Il compte …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Andrea Alciato — Portada de Emblemas (1531). Andrea Alciato (Alzano, Milán, 1492 – Pavía, 1550) fue un moralista, jurista, y escritor humanista italiano. Vida y obra Alciato viajó a Francia a princ …   Wikipedia Español

  • Alciato — Andrea Alciato (auch Andrea Alciati, lat. Andreas Alciatus; * 8. Mai 1492 in Alzate Brianza in der Nähe des Comer Sees; † 12. Januar 1550 in Pavia) war ein italienischer Jurist und Humanist. Leben Alciato studierte an den Universitäten in Mailand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Andrea Alciati — Andrea Alciato (auch Andrea Alciati, lat. Andreas Alciatus; * 8. Mai 1492 in Alzate Brianza in der Nähe des Comer Sees; † 12. Januar 1550 in Pavia) war ein italienischer Jurist und Humanist. Leben Alciato studierte an den Universitäten in Mailand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Andrea — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Andrea imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = Unisex meaning = Manly region = origin = Greek related names = footnotes = Andrea is a given name common in many parts of the world:* In English, German,… …   Wikipedia

  • Alciato, Andrea — (1492 1550)    Italian jurist and writer from Milan who taught in Bologna, Ferrara, Avignon, and Pavia, where he died. His most successful text was the Liber Emblemata, the first book of emblems to be published in the 16th century. The first… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Andreas Alciatus — Andrea Alciato (auch Andrea Alciati, lat. Andreas Alciatus; * 8. Mai 1492 in Alzate Brianza in der Nähe des Comer Sees; † 12. Januar 1550 in Pavia) war ein italienischer Jurist und Humanist. Leben Alciato studierte an den Universitäten in Mailand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • André Alciat — Andrea Alciato Andrea Alciato (ou Alciati), connu sous le nom d André Alciat en français et d Andreas Alciatus en latin, né à Alzate Brianza le 8 mai 1492 et mort à Pavie le 12 janvier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Emblemata — [ Andrea Alciato (1531)] Usually known simply as the Emblemata , the first emblem book appeared in Augsburg (Germany) in 1531 under the title Viri Clarissimi D. Andreae Alciati Iurisconsultiss. Mediol. Ad D. Chonradum Peutingerum Augustanum,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”