SEGRÈ, GINO (1864–1942), Italian jurist. Born in Bozzolo, Mantua, Segrè lectured at the universities of Camerino, Cagliari, Messina and at Parma before being appointed to the chair of Roman law at the University of Turin in 1916. He was a member of the Italian Academy of Sciences, of the Accademia dei Lincei, served on the commission for the reform of Italian civil law, and was the author of many monographs, mainly on Roman public and private law. A staunch liberal and a loyal Jew, Segrè suffered persecution by the Italian Fascists and many of his writings were banned and destroyed. In 1952 his disciple Professor G. Grosso edited Segrè's Scritti varii di diritto Romano.
In 1974 another book of his articles appeared, Dalla radice pandettistica alla maturità romanistica. Scritti di Diritto Romano, with a preface by his disciple G. Grosso, who also published an article on his work in his memory, "G. Segré a trent'anni dalla morte" (in: Bullettino Ist. Dir. Rom. 75 (1972), 1ff.).
E. Betti, in: Revista Italiana per le Scienze Giuridiche, 18 (1942), 200–41, 302–19; G. Grosso, in: Rivista di Diritto Commerciale, 40 (1942), 338–40; A. Candian et al., in: Temi (1962); V. Arangio Ruiz, in: Rendiconti dell'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2 (1947), 607–12. add. bibliography: G. Grosso, S.G., Novissimo Digesto Italiano, 16 (1969), 891 f.
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