Contarini, Camillo

Contarini, Camillo an Italian scholar, was born at Venice, January 3, 1644. He completed his studies at the Clementine College in Rome, returned to his native city in 1663, and entered upon public employments with zeal and wisdom. Later he became member of the grand council, and there distinguished himself by his eloquence. He married Maria Donato in 1679, but after her death, in 1698, he took, March 30, 1710, the ecclesiastical habit, and went to Rome, where he presented to Clement XI the first volume of his historical works. He died at Venice, August 17, 1722, leaving L'Inganno Riconosciuto (Venice, 1666): — L'Arbace, a musical tragedy (ibid. 1667): — La Genealogia de Domini (Amsterdam, 1693): — Istoria della Guerra di Leopoldi I, Imperatore, Contra il Turco, dell' Anno 1683: — Il Traditore Tradito, a tragedy (Venice, 1714): — Annali delle Guerre per la Maonarchia delle Spagne (ibid. 1720-1722). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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