Girolamo Miziaxo

Girolamo Miziaxo, an Italian artist, born at Acquafredda, near Brescia, in 1528, died in Rome in 1590 or 1592. He established himself in Rome about the middle of the century, and became known both as a landscape and historical painter. The churches of Rome and other Italian cities contain many tine works by him in oil and fresco; and there is also a celebrated "Christ Washing the Feet of his Disciples" in the cathedral of Rheims, which has been engraved by Desplaces. He was almost equally celebrated as a mosaic worker. His chief architectural work is the chapel of Gregory XIII. in St. Peter's. lie was instrumental in founding the academy of St. Luke at Rome, the brief for the establishment of which he procured from Gregory XIII. Many of his pictures have been engraved.

Girolamo Querini

Girolamo Querini, an Italian scholar, born in Venice, March 30, 1680, died in Brescia, Jan. 6, 1759. He became a Benedictine monk in Florence in 1698, assuming the name of An-gelo Maria. In 1700 he came under the influence of Montfaucon; and after lecturing for some time in his convent on Hebrew and Biblical literature, he spent several years visiting the principal libraries of Europe, and returned to Florence in 1714. He was enjoined by the general chapter of his order to write a history of the Italian Benedictines, but was prevented after years of laborious research by Pope Clement XL, and published only a plan of his work with the title De Monastica Italioe Historia Conscribenda (4to, Rome, 1717). The pope appointed him abbot of the Benedictine monastery in Florence. He was consecrated bishop of Corfu in 1723, and in 1727 bishop of Brescia and cardinal. He left Latin works on history, biography, and mathematics.

Girolamo Tirabosciii

Girolamo Tirabosciii, an Italian author, born in Bergamo, Dec. 28, 1731, died in Modena, June 3, 1794. He was educated in the Jesuit college of Monza, became a Jesuit, and about 1766 was appointed professor of rhetoric in the university of Milan. In 1770 he was made librarian of the duke of Modena. His Storia delta letteratura italiana (13 vols., Modena, 1772-83; best ed., 16 vols., Milan, 1822-'6) extends from the earliest times to the end of the 17th century. Tiraboschi was also the artthor of many other literary, historical, and biographical works.

Giulio Cesare Cordara

Giulio Cesare Cordara, an Italian Jesuit, born in Alessandria in 1704, died there in 1790. He was the second son of the count of Calaman-drana, entered the society of Jesus in his 14th year, and, after teaching in the colleges of Viterbo, Fermo, and Ancona, was appointed professor in the Roman college. In 1742 he was chosen historiographer of his order, and in 1750 published a continuation of the history of the society of Jesus by Orlandini, Sacchini, and Jouvency (2 vols. fol.). On the suppression of the Jesuits he retired to his native city, where he continued to cultivate poetry and letters. His works, which also comprise a history of the foundation of Nice, of the Germanic and Hungarian colleges in Rome, and of Prince Charles Edward's expedition to Scotland, were published in Venice in 1805, in 4 vols. 4to.