Politi, Adriano an Italian writer. was born at Siena at the close of the 16th century. He chose the ecclesiastical career, and was attached as secretary to the cardinals Capisucchi, San Giorgio, and Serbelloni. He died about the middle of the 17th century. Politi edited Opere di C. Tacito (Rome, 1611, 4to), and another and more satisfactory edition (Venice, 1644, 4to): — Dizionario Toscano (ibid. 1615, 8vo): this work, an abridgment of the Dizionario della Crusca, caused him some tribulations: he was accused of having wittingly introduced into it some errors and falsehoods, and was thrown into jail: — Ordo Romance historiae legendae (ibid. 1627, 4to, and in vol. 3 of Roberti's Miscellanea). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 40, 616.