Arcimboldi, Ottavio

Arcimboldi, Ottavio an Italian prelate, was born at Milan in 1471. He was a member of the College of Jurists in 1491, and distinguished himself by his great learning. He had, it is said, a perfect knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Appointed archbishop of Milan in 1503, he died before taking possession of his see. 'The six sonnets which Argelloti attributes to him, and which he indicates as first in the collection of the Academy of Transformation of Milan in 1548, are rather the work of Ottavio, son of Giovanni Angelo. This academy was not founded until 1546. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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