Figliucci, Felix (Filliucius)

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Humanist and theologian; b. Siena, Italy, c. 1525; d. Florence?, c. 1590. He studied philosophy at Padua and was in the service of Cardinal Del Monte, who later became Pope Julius III. Figliucci's reputation as a humanist was widespread. In 1551 he became a Dominican in Florence, taking the name Alexus. He wrote many works in Italian and translated Greek works into Italian. He attended the Council of Trent and translated its Latin Catechism into Italian.

Bibliography: Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of the Italian Humanists and of the World of Classical Scholarship in Italy, 1300-1800 2:1421. j. quÉtif and j. Échard, Scriptores Ordinis Praedicatorum (New York 1956) 2.1:263264.

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