Feliciano, Porfirio an Italian prelate and poet, was born in the canton of Vaud in 1562. He was educated in philosophy, mathematics, jurisprudence, belleslettres, and wrote very fine Latin. Being at first attached to cardinal Salviati, he became secretary to pope Paul V, who appointed him bishop of Foligno, where he died, October 2, 1632. He left Rime Diverse, Morali, Espirituali (Foligno, 1630), and several volumes of letters in Latin and Italian. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.