Cantalicio (or Cantalycius), Giovanni Battista

Cantalicio (Or Cantalycius), Giovanni Battista (called Valentino), an Italian prelate and poet, was born at Cantalice, Abruzzo. He received his name from the city of his birth, and his surname from Caesar Borgia, bishop of Valencia, by means of whose power he obtained, in 1503, the bishopric of Penna and Altri, and assisted at the general Council of Lateran in 1512.

He died in 1514, leaving Epigrammata (Venice, 1493). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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