Arcimboldi, Giovanni

Arcimboldi, Giovanni an Italian prelate, cardinal, and archbishop of Milan, author of various works, was born at the commencement of the 15th century. Being a member of the College of Jurists in 1436, he was intrusted by the dukes of Milan with important missions. He became successively ducal councillor, president of the tribunal of Entrate Straordinarie, bishop of Novara in 1468, cardinal in 1473, and archbishop of Milan in 1484. In 1488 he resigned the archiepiscopal fuinctionis in favor of his brother Guido Antoiio. He died at Rome Oct. 2, 1491. His works, which' still remain in MS., are as follows: Statita.Plebis 'Gandiani, Anno MCDLXIX: -Statuta Ripariae S. julii, Annis MCDLXXIII et MCDLXXXTI:-Satuta pro Cleri Refornuatione :-Homilice et Oratidines :-De Ponderibus, Mlensuris, et Monetis Libri III. 'The work entitled Catalogo degli Eretici, published in 1514, has been attributed to him, but is probably the work of his son, Giovanni Angelo. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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