Abriani, Paolo, a priest of the Carmelite Order, was a native of Vincenza, Italy. He was a professor at Genoa, Verona, Padua, and Vincenza. In 1654 he was obliged to quit the religious habit, and died at Venice in 1699, in his ninety-second year. He published academical discourses, entitled Funghi, because they grew he said, like mushrooms: — Il Vaqlio (Venice, 1663, 1687): — Poetry, Sonnets, etc. (ibid. 1663-64, 12mo): — L Arte Poetica di Ornazio, Tradotta in Versi Sciolti (ibid. 1663, 12mo): — Ode di Orazio Tradotte (ibid. 1680,12mo): — A Translation of Lucan (ibid. 1668, 8vo).