Allemanni (or Alemanni), Nicolo

Allemanni (Or Alemanni), Nicolo, a celebrated Italian antiquity was born of Greek parents at Ancona, Jan. 12,1583, an educated in the Greek College founded by Gregory XIII; He afterwards entered holy orders and was ordained subdeacon by a Greek bishop, but, changing his mind, he received the other orders from Romish bishops. He taught Greek to several persons of rank, and gained the friendship of Scipio Cobellutins, which paved the way for his obtaining the post of secretary to cardinal Borghese. He was afterwards made keeper of the Vatican Library, and died July 24, 1626. His death is said to have been occasioned by too close attendance on the erection of the great altar of St. Peter's at Rome. He published, among other works Procopii Historia Arcana, etc.: (Lugd. 1623; Paris, 1663, fol.), and Dissert. Hist. de Lateranensibus Parietinis (Rome, 1625).

 
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