Alemanni (or Alamanni), Giovanni Battista

Alemanni (Or Alamanni), Giovanni Battista an Italian prelate, was born at Florence, Oct. 30, 1519. He accompanied his father, the celebrated Luigi Alamanni, to France, where he became almoner to queen Catharine de' Medici. He afterwards became private councillor to king Francis I, who conferred on him the charge of the Abbey of Belleville. In 1555 he obtained the bishopric of Bazas, which he exchanged in 1558 for that of Macon. He died Aug. 13. 1581. He wrote, three Letters, addressed to Benedetto Varchi, which were inserted in the second volume of the Prose Florentine: Sonnets, addressed to, and published with the poems of, Varchi (Florence, 1557): — La Anarchide, a poem on his father (ibid. 1570). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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