Segrè, Arturo

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SEGRÈ, ARTURO (1873–1928), Italian historian. Segrè was professor of history in the Liceo d'Azeglio of Turin and also lecturer in the university. He specialized in the history of Piedmont and the House of Savoy, particularly in the 16th and 19th centuries. A founder of the series Collana Storica Sabauda, he contributed two biographies to it – Vittorio Emanuele I (1928) and Emanuele Filiberto (1928) – published posthumously. Among his other writings was Storia del commercio (2 vols.; 1923). He was also editor of I diarii di Girolamo Priuli (1912), one of the most important sources for the history of Venice, for the new edition of Muratori's Rerum Italicarum Scriptores.

[Donald Weinstein]