Sadoleto, Paolo

Sadoleto, Paolo, an Italian prelate, nephew of the preceding, was born at Modena, 1508. He studied literature and ancient languages at Ferrara, and was in 1533 made assistant of his uncle at the siege of Carpentras, and in 1541 governor of Venaissin. In 1544 he succeeded his uncle as bishop, and went to Rome as secretary of pope Julius III. At the death of that pontiff, in 1555, he returned to his diocese, and twice again was charged with the governorship of Venaissin, 1560, 1567. He died Feb. 26, 1572, deplored by his people for his excellent qualities and erudition. His Letters and Later Poems were published by abbe Costanzi at the end of his uncle's Letters. See Tiraboschi, Storia della Letteratura Italianza, 7; Barjavel, Diet. Hist. du Vaucluse.

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