Ancina, Giovanni (Giuvenale)

Ancina, Giovanni (Giuvenale)

a learned Italian prelate, was born at Fossano in 1545. He studied the sciences first at Montpellier, then at the University of Mondovi, newly founded by Emmanuel Philibert, duke of Savoy. He devoted himself to poetry with success, studied medicine at Padua, then became priest, and afterwards bishop of Saluzzo. He died Aug. 31, 1604. At the age of twenty he published a work in heroic verse, entitled De Academia Subalpina Libri Duo (Montereale, Leon. Torrentinus, 1565). He also wrote, Odas Quatuor Seren. Sabaudice Principibus, et Carolo Emmanueli eorum Patri Odae Tres (ibid. eod.): — Tempio Armonico (Rome, 1599) — a collection of spiritual poems, Decades Divinarum Contemplationum (ed. by P. Lombardo): — a Cantico, in one hundred stanzas, addressed to pope Pius V. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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