Pietro Tamburini, an Italian theologian, born in Brescia in 1737, died in Pavia in March, 1827. In 1772, while professor in the seminary of Brescia, he was appointed by Pope Clement XIV. prefect of studies in the Irish college of San Isidoro at Rome. In 1778 he was appointed by the empress Maria Theresa professor of theology at Pavia and director of studies in the Germano-Hungarian college in that city. In 1795 he resigned his professorship, but in 1797 the French authorities in Lombardy compelled him to fill the chair of ethics and international law in the university. This chair was suppressed in 1798, but restored in 1801, and filled by him till 1818, when he was appointed dean of the faculty of law. He published Idea della Santa Sede (Pavia, 1784), in which he opposed the doctrine of papal official infallibility, while maintaining the jurisdictional supremacy of the Roman see; Introduzione allo studio delta filosofia (Milan, 1797); Lezioni di filosofia morale, e di naturale e sociale diritto (4 vols., Pavia, 1806-12); Elementa Juris Naturae (Milan, 1815); and Cenni sulla perfettibilita dell' umana famiglia (Milan, 1823).