Steuco (in Latin Steuchus and Engubinus), Agostino

Steuco (In Latin Steuchus And Engubinus), Agostino, a learned Italian, was born in 1496 at Gubbio (in Umbria), and admitted in 1513 into the congregation of the Canons of St. Savior, where he left off his surname Guido. For along time he gained a scanty livelihood by teaching the Oriental languages, theology, and antiquities; but in 1525 he was sent to Venice and put in charge of a rich library formed in the convent of St. Anthony of Castello. He afterwards became prior of his order at Gubbio, and in 1538 was made bishop of Chiasm, in Candia; but soon returned to Rome, where in 1542 he succeeded the celebrated Alessandro as prefect of the Vatican library. He there wrote many works on sacred antiquities and exegesis (for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.), and finally died at Venice in 1549.

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