ANTONIANO, Silvio. b. Rome, 31 December 1540; d. Rome, 16 August 1603. He was educated at the University of Ferrara, before being appointed by Pope Pius IV as Professor of Belles-Lettres at the Sapienza University in Rome. He was ordained as a priest in 1568, and became Secretary of the College of Cardinals; he held various posts in the Curia under successive Popes (Pius V, Sixtus V, Clement VIII). He had a particular interest in education, and published Tre Libri dell’ Educazione Christiana de’ Figliuoli (Verona, 1584), a highly regarded book that went into several Italian editions. Pope Clement VIII created him a Cardinal in 1599. He was one of those charged with the revision of the...
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