Fioghi (Fiocchi), Fabiano

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FIOGHI (Fiocchi), FABIANO (16th century), Roman Catholic theologian. Born a Jew in Monte Salvino, Fioghi was baptized in Rome, where he was active as teacher and catechist of the Jewish candidates for conversion at the House of *Catechumens, Fioghi published a missionary tract in Italian, entitled Dialogo fra il Cathecumino et il Padre catechizante… (Rome, 1582); a second edition, Introduttione alla Fede fatta in forma di Dialogo, appeared in Rome in 1628. Even 200 years later R. Joshua Benzion *Segre attacked the anti-Jewish introductory and concluding poems of this book. A Hebrew poem by Fioghi, addressed to Pope Gregory xiii, is to be found in the Vatican Library, together with a Latin translation.


Wolf, Bibliotheca, 4 (1733), 948; M. Soave, in: Vessillo Israelitico, 29 (1881), 270; Vogelstein-Rieger, 2 (1896), 285; G. Sacerdote, in: rej, 30 (1895), 267; M. Steinschneider, in: mgwj, 43 (1899), 36; T. Weikart, in: zhb, 5 (1901), 28 n. 4.

[Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann]