Ricci, Bartolomeo (1)

Ricci, Bartolomeo (1), an Italian scholar, was born at Lugo, in Romagna, in 1490. He studied at Bologna, Padua, and Venice, and in the last-named city had charge of the education of Luigi Cornaro, afterwards cardinal. He subsequently taught at Ravenna. His reputation as instructor gained for him in 1539 the position of tutor to Alfonso and Luigi d' Este, sons of the duke of Ferrara. In 1561 he received from Alfonso letters of nobility with the title of lord of Vendina. Ricci wrote with elegance, but his style has been criticized as harsh and unequal. He died in 1569. His works have been collected into three volumes, Opera (Padua, 1748). See G. delia Casa, Discorso sulla Vita di B. Ricci.

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