Delle lettere [...] primo [-secondo] volume, diviso in due libri
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Delle lettere [...] primo [-secondo] volume, diviso in due libri

Autore: CONTILE, Luca (1505-1574)

Dati tipografici: Pavia Girolamo Bartoli for Giovanni Battista Turlini, 1564


Two volumes in one, 8vo. (24), 1-128, (12), 129-208 leaves + (209), 210-480 leaves *-***8, A-Q8, q*12, R-Z8, Aa-Cc8 + Dd-Zz8, Aaa-Ooo8 (leaf ***8 is a blank). With the author's emblem (stars within double circles with the alphabet letters from A to N at the bottom forming a pyramid and the motto ‘Scientiarum Eternitas') on the title-pages. Early nineteenth-century half-calf, gilt spine with morocco label, tinted edges.

Adams, C-2584; Basso, p. 233; Edit 16, CNCE 13183; Index Aureliensis, 144.044; Quondam, p. 295; Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Le edizioni del XVI secolo, I Le edizioni lombarde, (Milano, 1981), no. 507; A.G. Cavagna, Libri e tipografi a Pavia nel Cinquecento, (Milano, 1981), p. 137.

 

FIRST EDITION. A pirated edition appeared in Venice in the same year without the printer's name, but according to the device on the title-page it was issued by Comin da Trino. “Per il testo vero e proprio, va detto che chi a Venezia ha promosso la ristampa si è proposto solo il rilancio del recentissimo volume, per il quale evidentemente era prevedibile un margine di spaccio non esaurito dall'iniziativa lombarda. Per cui il testo […] rimane fondamentalmente inalterato” (P. Procaccioli, Contile epistolografo. Le ‘Lettere' tra autopromozione e ‘speculazione de i perfetti modi, che usar si deono', in: “Luca Contile da Cetona all'Europa, Atti del seminario di studi, Cetona, October 20-21, 2007”, R. Gigliucci, ed., Manziana, 2009, p. 341).

“Dédicaces de l'auteur à Giovan Battista Spinola, ‘Di Pavia, a XV di aprile MDLXIIII', pour le I vol., et à Alessandro Cremona, ‘Di Pavia, a XXIIII d'aprile MDLXIIII', pour le vol. II. Recueil de 715 [recte 714] lettres disposées dans l'ordre chronologique à l'exception de quelques unes, particulièrement les 2 premières lettres du livre II à Ruscelli et à Don Ferrante, et la première lettre du livre III sur une affaire judiciaire d'actualité. Le livre I contient 182 lettres datées du 23 décembre 1540 au 7 avril 1551, le livre II 98 [recte 97] lettres du 7 janvier 1552 (la 3e lettre) au 15 mars 1560, le livre III 98 lettres du 4 janvier 1560 au 29 mars 1561 (la première lettre exceptée qui est du 22 avril 1564), le livre IV 337 lettres du 3 avril 1561 au 10 février 1564. De préférence, les premières et les denières lettres de chaque livre sont écrites à des grands personages; […] Des lettres successives ou proches sont parfois liées entre elles par leurs sujets: c'est ainsi que parmi les dernières lettres du recueil deux traitent de l'emploi de ‘signore' et de ‘messere', une autre parle de la formule épistolaire ‘il baciar le mani', une autre encore s'élève contre ‘la brutta consuetudine di mal parlare, di non seguir le scientie et di scriver con la scopa', l'avant-dernière lettre définit les lettres dites ‘familières' et la dernière proteste contre la prononciation et les formes verbals florentines. D'après la table, les principaux destinataires sont le Cav. Orlando Marescotti (24 l.), Cl. Tolomei et Betussi (18 l.), Hestor Visconti (17 l.); une seule lettre est adressée à A. Caro, aucune ne l'est à l'Arétin. La vie de l'auteur tient une grande place dans ce recueil, où sont abordés des sujets très variés souvent avec vivacité […]. Contile aurait souhaité publier un troisième volume de lettres” (J. Basso, Le genre épistolaire en langue italienne (1538-1662). Répertoire chronologique et analytique, Roma & Nancy, 1990, I, pp. 233-234).

“Il genere creato da Aretino nasceva per dare risposta a esigenze concrete dettate dal contesto storico e culturale in cui egli operava, e i suoi numerosissimi epigoni testimoniano che questa riposta era considerata valida e degna di emulazione. Emblematico appare, tra gli altri, il caso di Luca Contile. Nel 1564, a Pavia, presso Girolamo Bartoli, egli pubblicò i due volumi delle sue Lettere, ‘tra i più estesi di tutta la tradizione cinquecentesca' [Quondam, op. cit., p. 20 see below]. Nell'introdurre l'edizione di lettere contiliane tratte da autografi conservati nell'archivio governativo di Parma, Amadio Ronchi [Lettere di Luca Contile tratte dagli autografi che si conservano a Parma nell'Archivio Governativo, in: “Archivio Veneto”, 2, 1872, pp. 1-117] notava nel 1872, che dalla stampa erano state escluse ‘moltissime lettere, la cui pubblicazione sarebbe stata per alcuni rispetti men che opportuna, durante la vita di chi le dettò' [p. 3]; restavano fuori, ad esempio, le missive in cui l'autore, segretario al servizio del cardinale Agostino Trivulzio, poi di Alfonso d'Avalos marchese del Vasto, quindi di Ferrante Gonzaga e di Sforza Pallavicino, faceva cenno ai suoi licenziamenti, o quelle che testimoniavano il mutare dei sentimenti per lui nutriti da Sforza Pallavicino, la cui iniziale ‘grazia' si era più tardi convertita in iroso ‘isdegno'. La selezione accurata e l'attenta riscrittura del materiale epistolare […] risultano anche in questo caso funzionali alla divulgazione di una precisa immagine di sé: non quella del semplice segretario, del mestierante della scrittura epistolare, ma di una uomo dalla varia e vasta esperienza personale e culturale […]” (G. Genovese, La lettera oltre il genere. Il libro di lettere, dall'Aretino al Doni, e le origini dell'autobiografia moderna, Roma & Padua, 2009, pp. 151-152).

“A Pavia, nel 1564, il Contile pubblica i due volumi delle Lettere, tra i più estesi di tutta la tradizione cinquecentesca, segno evidente della complessità di intrecci personali e di dipendenza accumulati in una lunga vita trascorsa al servizio di molti diversi signori, in tante sedi diverse […] A Roma, Milano, Napoli, Trento, Venezia: tra il 1530 e il 1560 segue da vicino le più complesse e difficili situazioni della vita politica e religiosa italiana ed europea, ma anche, in queste grandi corti, prende parte alle esperienze culturali di maggior rilievo, stringe rapporti duraturi. A Pavia è finalmente tranquillo […], e può essere animatore di primo piano dell'Accademia degli Affidati. La sua carriera di segretario è conclusa: i due grossi volumi delle sue Lettere assumono il valore di una sorta di personale bilancio di una vita, delle sue relazioni, delle sue esperienze, dei suoi percorsi, ma nello stesso tempo sono perfettamente consapevoli, nel loro assumere la forma di libro, di riferirsi ad una tradizione già consolidata, dominata da presenze autorevoli […] A Pavia, nel 1564, il Contile è pienamente consapevole di cosa voglia dire pubblicare un ‘libro di lettere'. La sua scelta tra le tante lettere scritte in circa venticinque anni di lavoro può partire da lontano (la prima lettera risale al dicembre 1540), ma pur sempre di scelta si tratta: queste settecento e più lettere edite come si riferiscono a quelle escluse, a quelle dell'Archivio di Parma, ad esempio? Tra le 135 lettere qui conservate (e pubblicate da Amadio Ronchini nell' ‘Ateneo Veneto' del 1872) soltanto una è raccolta nel volume a stampa. È una lettera al duca Ottavio Farnese, datata da Venezia 4 giugno 1559 […] Una sola lettera tra 135. Ma la scelta non è automatica: pubblicare in forma di libro un testo destinato a una comunicazione personale, diretta, riservata richiede interventi di ripulitura, di riscrittura […] Nell'organizzare il materiale per la stampa il Contile sembra voler attenuare la sua lunga milizia di segretario: del suo servizio presso il cardinal Agostino Trivulzio esibisce soltanto cinque lettere, una soltanto al Marchese di Pescara Alfonso d'Avalos (e pure precedente la sua presa di servizio), una sola a Ferrante Gonzaga (e posteriore alla rottura, di autodifesa), mentre più ampia è la presenza di lettere a Sforza Pallavicino (14, di cui ben nove antecedenti il passaggio al suo servizio, e una articolata e lunga spiegazione del suo comportamento durante la crisi del loro rapporto). Appena più rilevata la presenza, infine, di lettere al secondo Marchese di Pescara, Francesco Ferrante d'Avalos, solo perché, probabilmente, alla sua protezione il Contile deve l'acquisizione della residenza e dell'ufficio pavese. Non un libro di lettere di un ‘segretario', dunque: la trama prodotta vuole, anzi, mostrare la varietà e l'ampiezza di un'esperienza umana e culturale espressa fondamentalmente in termini di rapporti sociali diretti, fortemente personalizzati. Queste sono (vogliono essere, mostrarsi) lettere di Luca Contile: non esistono, nella raccolta, lettere scritte per conto o a nome di qualcuno dei tanti ‘padroni'. Anche perché (e la motivazione si intreccia necessariamente al punto di vista che la raccolta intende esprimere), come si è già osservato, il lavoro di segretario fu sempre piuttosto tumultuoso, per il Contile, e si conclude sempre in termini poco sereni. Un lavoro – durato, si ricordi, ben venticinque anni – da non esibire, da mettere in secondo piano, rispetto ad altre relazioni, ad altri rapporti in forma di lettera. Questo libro ha un'economia autonoma: orgogliosa, anche” (A. Quondam, Dal “Formulario” al “Formulario”: cento anni di “libri di lettere”, in: “Le ‘carte messaggiere'. Retorica e modelli di comunicazione epistolare: per un indice dei libri di lettere del Cinquecento”, Roma, 1981, pp. 20-23).

The collection, divided into four books, contains 714 letters, all dated and arranged with a few exceptions in chronological order. The first volume (book I and II) contains 279 letters and covers a longer period of the author's life (the years 1540-1560), the second volume (book III and IV) contains nearly twice as many letters (435 letters), which relate only to the last four years (1560-1564) that precede the publication of the work. Contile intended to issue a third volume that, however, never appeared.

 

(Book I:)

Trivulzio, [Agostino]. Casale Monferrato, December 23, 1540 (l. 1r)

id. Milano, January 27, 1541 (l. 2r)

id. Milano, February 7, 1541 (l. 2v)

Este, Sigismondo d'. Milano, February 12, 1541 (l. 3v)

id. Roma, February 28, 1541 (l. 4v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Roma, March 13, 1541 (l. 5v)

Este, Sigismondo d'. Roma, March 13, 1541 (l. 6v)

Trivulzio, [Agostino]. San Martino, March 20, 1541 (l. 7v)

Tolomei, Claudio. San Martino, March 23, 1541 (l. 9r)

Trivulzio, Antonio, Bishop of Toulon. Milano, April 25, 1541 (l. 9v)

id. Milano, May 12, 1541 (l. 10v)

id. Milano, June 3, 1541 (l. 11v)

Trivulzio, [Agostino]. Milano, June 22, 1541 (l. 12r)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, June 22, 1541 (l. 13r)

Bellanti, Alessandro. Milano, June 22, 1541 (l. 13v)

Barbarasa, Ercole. Milano, June 21, 1541 (l. 15r)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Milano, June 27, 1541 (l. 16r)

Baldi, Filippo. San Martino, June 30, 1541 (l. 17r)

Este, Sigismondo d'Este. Roma, July 7, 1541 (l. 18r)

id. Roma, July 18, 1541 (l. 19v)

[Avalos, Alfonso d'], Marquis of Vasto. July 29, 1541 (l. 21r)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Roma, July 29, 1541 (l. 22r)

Scarampi Ricci, Livia. Roma, August 7, 1541 (l. 23r)

Carpegna, Ettore count of. Roma, August 9, 1541 (l. 23v)

Trivulzio, Giovanni. Roma, August 11, 1541 (l. 24v)

Trivulzio, Barbara. Roma, August 10, 1541 (l. 25v)

Borromeo, Camillo. Roma, August 10, 1541 (l. 26v)

Baldi, Isabella. Roma, August 12, 1541 (l. 27r)

Baldi, Filippo. Roma, August 15, 1541 (l. 28v)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Roma, 1541 (l. 29v)

Rangoni, Uguccione. Roma, July 19, 1541 (l. 31v)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Roma, August 12, 1541 (l. 32v)

id. Roma, July 21, 1541 (l.34r)

Spina, Bernardino. Lucca, August 25, 1541 (l. 35v)

Boiardo, Giulio, count of Scandiano. Lucca, August 30, 1541 (l. 36v)

Monterchi, Taddeo. Lucca, September 7, 1541 (l. 37v)

Barbarasa, Ercole. Lucca, September 8, 1541 (l. 38v)

[Boiardo], Giulio. Lucca, September 24, 1541 (l. 39v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Lucca, September 15, 1541 (l. 40r)

Contile, Guidotto. Lucca, September 22, 1541 (l. 41r)

id. Lucca, September 24, 1541 (l. 42r)

Tolomei, Claudio. Lucca, September 30, 1541 (l. 43r)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Roma, October 12, 1541 (l. 43v)

Monterchi, Taddeo. Roma, October 12, 1541 (l. 44r)

Orlandini, Federico. Roma, October 12, 1541 (l. 45r)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Roma, October 17, 1541 (l. 46r)

Orlandini, Federico. Roma, October 22, 1541 (l. 47r)

Marescotti, Orlando. Roma, October 22, 1541 (l. 48v)

Este, Sigismondo d'. Roma, October 29, 1541 (l. 50r)

Umidi, Cesare. Roma, December 7, 1541 (l. 50v)

Marescotti, Orlando. Roma, December 12, 1541 (l. 52r)

Rangoni, Uguccione. December 12, 1541 (l. 52v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, January 4, 1541 [recte 1542] (l. 53v)

Petrucci, Bartolomeo. Milano, January 4, 1542 (l. 54v)

Barbarasa, Ercole. Milano, January 4, 1541 [recte 1542] (l. 55r)

Bellanti, Alessandro. Milano, January 4, 1542 (l. 56v)

Landriani, Fabrizio. Milano, January 21, 1542 (l. 57v)

Marescotti, Orlando. Milano, January 25, 1542 (l. 59r)

Ripomarance, Angelo da. Milano, January 25, 1542 (l. 60r)

Alla comunità di Cetona (to the community of Cetona). Milano, January 26, 1542 (l. 60v)

[Trivulzio, Antonio], Bishop of Toulon. Milano, January 26, 1542 (l. 61r)

Boiardo, Giulio. Milano, February 12, 1542 (l. 62r)

id. Milano, February, 1542 (l. 63r)

Marescotti, Orlando. Milano, March 6, 1542 (l. 63v)

id. Milano, March 22, 1542 (l. 64v)

id. Milano, April 16, 1542 (l. 65r)

id. Milano, April 29, 1542 (l. 66r)

[Trivulzio, Antonio], Bishop of Toulon. Milano, March 16, 1542 (l. 68r)

id. Milano, April 5, 1542 (l. 68v)

id. Milano, April 22, 1542 (l. 69r)

id. Milano, May 1, 1542 (l. 69v)

Roseo, Mabrino. Milano, May 23, 1542 (l. 70v)

Mondanario, Lorenzo. Milano, June 29, 1542 (l. 71v)

id. Milano, July 10, 1542 (l. 72v)

Sauli, Stefano. Milano, July 18, 1542 (l. 73r)

A mons. Evangelista. Milano, July 24, 1542 (l. 74r)

id. Milano, August 7, 1542 (l. 74v)

Al Sig. Abbate di Gualdo. Milano, August 7, 1542 (l. 75r)

Roseo, Mambrino. Milano, September 3, 1542 (l. 75v)

Mondanario, Lorenzo. Milano, September 17, 1542 (l. 76r)

Marescotti, Orlando. Milano, September 29, 1542 (l. 77v)

id. Milano, October 12, 1542 (l. 79r)

Bellanti, Alessandro. Milano, December 15, 1542 (l. 80v)

Spina, Bernardo. Montefiascone, January 3, 1543 (l. 81v)

Trivulzio, Giovanni. Roma, January 16, 1543 (l. 82r)

Stanga Trivulzio, Barbara. Roma, January 16, 1543 (l. 82v)

Spina, Bernardo. Roma, January 16, 1543 (l. 83r)

Quinzio, Ippolito. Roma, January 16, 1543 (l. 83v)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Roma, January 16, 1543 (l. 84r)

Spina, Bernardo. Modena, February 14, 1543 (l. 84v)

Marescotti, Orlando. Milano, February 21, 1543 (l. 85v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, February 21, 1543 (l. 86r)

id. Milano, March 29, 1543 (l. 87r)

id. Milano, April 13, 1543 (l. 88r)

Orlandini, Federico. Pavia, May 31, 1543 (l. 88r)

Monterchi, Taddeo. Pavia, May 31, 1543 (l. 89r)

Orlandini, Federico. Milano, June 9, 1543 (l. 90r)

id. Milano, June 29, 1543 (l. 91r)

Marescotti, Orlando. Milano, June 29, 1543 (l. 92v)

id. Milano, August 12, 1543 (l. 93v)

id. Milano, August 27, 1543 (l. 94r)

id. Milano, October 19, 1543 (l. 95v)

id. Milano, November 22, 1543 (l. 96r)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, December 16, 1543 (l. 96v)

Marescotti, [Orlando]. Milano, January 7, 1544 (l. 97v)

Arrigoni, Ottaviano. Milano, January 7, 1544 (l. 98r)

Barbarasa, Ercole.Milano, January 2, 1544 (l. 98v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, January 2, 1544 (l. 99r)

Marescotti, Orlando. Milano, January 7, 1544 (l. 99v)

id. Milano, February 12, 1544 (l. 100v)

Arrigoni, Ottaviano. Milano, February 19, 1544 (l. 101r)

A M.B.T. Milano, February 19, 1544 (l. 101v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, March 15, 1544 (l. 101v)

Marescotti, [Orlando]. Milano, March 22, 1544 (l. 102r)

Mondanario, Lorenzo. Milano, March 22, 1544 (l. 102v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, March 27, 1544 (l. 102v)

[Rangoni], Uguccione. Milano, March 27, 1544 (l. 103v)

Marescotti, [Orlando]. Milano, April 6, 1544 (l. 104r)

id. Milano, April 15, 1544 (l. 104v)

[Trivulzio, Antonio], Bishop of Toulon. Milano, April 15, 1544 (l. 105r)

Rangoni, Uguccione. Milano, April 15, 1544 (l. 105v)

id. Milano, April 2, 1544 (l. 106v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Piacenza, May 2, 1544 (l. 107r)

Marescotti, [Orlando]. Milano, May 10, 1544 (l. 107r)

id. Milano, May 24, 1544 (l. 107v)

Contile, Guidotto. Milano, June 16, 1544 (l. 108v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Pavia, July 1, 1544 (l. 108v)

Landriani, Fabrizio. Milano, July 12, 1543 [recte 1544] (l. 109r)

id. Milano, October 22, 1544 (l. 109v)

Marescotti, [Orlando]. Milano, January 2, 1545 (l. 110r)

Marescotti, Agnesa. Milano, January 2, 1545 (l. 111r)

A mia madre (to my mother). Milano, January 28, 1545 (l. 111r)

[Contile], Camillo and [Contile], Guidotto. Milano, January 28, 1545 (l. 112r)

A mia madre (to my mother). Vigevano, April 3, 1545 (l. 113r)

Marescotti, [Orlando]. Milano, April 2, 1545 (l. 113v)

Contile, Camillo and Contile, Guidotto. Milano, April 2, 1545 (l. 114v)

Arrig[one], Ottaviano. Milano, May 9, 1545 (l. 115r)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, June 12, 1545 (l. 116r)

Bellanti, [Alessandro]. Milano, June 12, 1545 (l. 116v)

Contile, Camillo and Contile, Guidotto. Lodi, June 18, 1545 (l. 117r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Ghadi [Grado?], June 20, 1545 (l. 118r)

Quinzio, [Ippolito]. Desenzano, July 21, 1545 (l. 118v)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Trento, June 23, 1545 (l. 119r)

Quinzio, [Ippolito]. Augsburg, July 6, 1545 (l. 119v)

id. Ulm, July 8, 1545 (l. 120r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Speyer, July 18, 1545 (l. 120r)

Quinzio, [Ippolito]. Worms, July 19, 1545 (l. 121r)

Celsi, Mino. Worms, July 19, 1545 (l. 121r)

Contile, Camillo and Contile, Guidotto. Worms, July 19, 1545 (l. 122r)

Albicante, [Giovanni Alberto]. Worms, July 25, 1545 (l. 122v)

Moretto da Lucca. Worms, July 25, 1545 (l. 123v)

Quinzio, [Ippolito]. Worms, July 30, 1545 (l. 124r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Como, August 18, 1545 (l. 124v)

Marescotti, Agnesa. Milano, August 23, 1545 (l. 125r)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, August 17, 1545 (l. 125v)

A mia madre (to my mother). Milano, August 23, 1545 (l. 126r)

[Contile, Camillo and Contile, Guidotto]. Milano, August 23, 1545 (l. 126v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Milano, March 2, 1546 (l. 126v)

Spina, Bernardo. Ischia, February 11, 1547 (l. 127r)

id. Ischia, February 17, 1547 (l. 127v)

id. Napoli, February 23, 1547 (l. 127v)

id. Ischia, March 12, 1547 (l. q*1r)

id. Ischia, April 15, 1547 (l. q*2r)

id. Napoli, May 15, 1547 (l. q*3r)

id. Napoli, July 15, 1547 (l. q*4r)

id. Posillipo, March 12, 1548 (l. q*4v)

Aragona, Giovanna d'. Piacenza, March 21, 1548 (l. q*5r)

id. Milano, April 1, 1548 (l. q*5v)

id. Milano, April 13, 1548 (l. q*5v)

id. Mantova, April 26, 1548 (l. q*6r)

Tancredi, Onorata. Napoli, May 6, 1548 (l. q*6v)

id. Napoli, May 12, 1548 (l. q*7r)

Al Maona. Napoli, August 27, 1548 (l. q*7v)

[Isabella di Capua], Princess of Molfetta. Napoli, September 9, 1548 (l. q*8r)

Rocca, Tommaso. Napoli, September 9, 1548 (l. q*8v)

Aragona, Giovanna d'. Milano, December 10, 1548 (l. q*8v)

id. Milano, December 22, 1548 (l. q*9r)

id. Milano, January 23, 1549 (l. q*9v)

Al Maona. Cracow. January 10, 1550 (l. q*9v)

id. January 28, 1550 (l. q*10r)

[Sforza], Bona, Queen of Poland. Milano, April 7, 1551 (l. q*10v)

[Sigismund II], King of Poland. Milano, April 7, 1551 (l. q*11v)

 

(Book II:)

Ruscelli, [Girolamo]. Milano, March 26, 1552 (l. 129r)

Gonzaga, Ferrante. Milano, November 15, 1552 (l. 130r)

id. Milano, January 7, 1552 (l. 130v)

[Isabella di Capua], Princess of Molfetta. Milano, January 7, 1552 (l. 131r)

Secco, Nicolò. Trento, June 15, 1552 (l. 131v)

Bia, Monsignor. Bressanone (Brixen), July 25, 1554 (l. 132v)

id. Troburg Castle, September 13, 1554 (l. 134v)

id. Wien, September 28, 1554 (l. 235, i.e. 135r)

id. Augsburg, October 7, 1554 (l. 137r)

id. Augsburg, October 16, 1554 (l. 138v)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Trento, November 12, 1554 (l. 140v)

id. Trento, November 25, 1554 (l. 141v)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Cortemaggiore, June 12, 1555 (l. 142r)

id. Borgo San Donnino, June 30, 1555 (l. 142v)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Trento (l. 143r)

id. Trento, July 18, 1555 (l. 143v)

id. Trento, August 2, 1555 (l. 144r)

id. Trento, August 22, 1555 (l. 144v)

id. Trento, September 3, 1555 (l. 145r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Piacenza, November 10, 1555 (l. 145r)

id. Piacenza, November 13, 1555 (l. 145v)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Piacenza, December 2, 1555 (l. 146v)

id. Piacenza, December 4, 1555 (l. 147r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Piacenza, December 17, 1555 (l. 147v)

Mari, Traiano. Trento, December 18, 1555 (l. 148r)

Bia, Monsignor. Piacenza, January 10, 1558 (l. 153r)

id. Piacenza, January 20, 1558 (l. 153v)

id. Piacenza, February 2, 1558 (l. 154v)

Arcimboldo, Giovanni. Piacenza, February 8, 1558 (l. 155r)

id. Piacenza, February 29, 1558 (l. 155v)

Bia, Monsignor. Venezia, May 10, 1558 (l. 156v)

Arcimboldo, Giovanni. Venezia, May 19, 1558 (l. 158r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Venezia, May 28, 1558 (l. 158v)

Visconti, Estore. Venezia, June 4, 1558 (l. 159v)

Margaret of Habsburg. Venezia (l. 160r)

Visconti, Estore. Venezia, July 20, 1558 (l. 161r)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Cabianca (l. 161r)

id. Cabianca (l. 162v)

id. Desenzano (l. 163r)

id. Venezia (l. 163v)

id. Venezia, July 26, 1558 (l. 164r)

id. Venezia, July 31, 1558 (l. 165v)

id. Venezia, August 2, 1558 (l. 166r)

id. Venezia, August 10, 1558 (l. 166v)

Diola, Orazio. Venezia, August 10, 1558 (l. 157, i.e. 167r)

Visconti, Estore. Venezia, August 13, 1558 (l. 157, i.e. 167v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, August 13, 1558 (l. 168r)

Diola, Orazio. Venezia, August 13, 1558 (l. 168v)

Visconti, Estore. Venezia, September 21, 1558 (l. 169r)

id. Venezia, October 25, 1558 (l. 169v)

Zaffiro, Filippo. Venezia, October 31, 1558 (l. 170v)

Piccolomini, Marco Antonio. Venezia, October 31, 1558 (l. 172r)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Venezia, November 23, 1558 (l. 174r)

A M.G. Venezia, August 24, 1558 (l. 174v)

id. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 175v)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 176r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Prince-Bishop of Trento. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 177r)

[Sirleto], Guglielmo. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 178r)

Margaret of Habsburg. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 178v)

Visconti, Estore. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 179v)

A M.G. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 180r)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, November 30, 1558 (l. 181r)

id. Venezia, January 1, 1559 (l. 181v)

Diola, Orazio. Venezia, January 1, 1559 (l. 182v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, January 3, 1559 (l. 183v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, March 20, 1559 (l. 185r)

id. Venezia, April 12, 1559 (l. 185v)

Margaret of Habsburg. Venezia, April 17, 1559 (l. 186r)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, May 9, 1559 (l. 186v)

A M.T.A. Venezia, June 6, 1559 (l. 187r)

Piccolomini, Marco Antonio. Venezia, October 10, 1559 (l. 188r)

Ricasoli, [Giambattista]. Venezia, October 12, 1559 (l. 189r)

Da Porto, Ippolito. Venezia, October 30, 1559 (l. 190v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, November 12, 1559 (l. 191v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, November 15, 1559 (l. 192r)

id. Venezia, October 26, 1559 (l. 193r)

Busca, Paolo Antonio. Venezia, November 27, 1559 (l. 194v)

id. Venezia, December 15, 1559 (l. 195v)

Busca, Daria. Venezia, December 15, 1559 (l. 196r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Venezia, December 15, 1559 (l. 196v)

id. Venezia, January 4, 1560 (l. 197r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Venezia, January 12, 1560 (l. 197v)

Busca, Paolo Antonio. Venezia, January 25, 1560 (l. 198r)

Este, Sigismondo d'. Venezia, January 25, 1560 (l. 199r)

Orio, [Ippolito]. Venezia, January 25, 1560 (l. 199v)

Binaschi, [Giovanni Filippo]. Venezia, February 4, 1560 (l. 200r)

Zaffiro, [Filippo]. Venezia, February 24, 1560 (l. 200v)

Vitelli, Paolo. Venezia, February 15, 1560 (l. 201r)

Malaspina, Comparino. Venezia, February 16, 1560 (l. 201v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, February 16, 1560 (l. 202r)

Visconti, Estore. Venezia, February 16, 1560 (l. 202v)

A A.L.S. Venezia, February 28, 1560 (l. 202v)

Contile, Giovanni. Venezia, March 6, 1560 (l. 203v)

id. Venezia, March 8, 1560 (l. 204v)

id. Venezia, March 10, 1560 (l. 206r)

id. [Venezia], March 15, 1560 (l. 207v)

[Della Torre, Michele], Bishop of Ceneda. Venezia, March 15, 1560 (l. 208r)

 

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Facciardo, Paolo. Pavia, April 22, 1564 (l. 212r)

[Bocskay, Georg], Secretary of Emperor Ferdinand I. Venezia, January 4, 1560 (l. 213r)

Ricasoli, [Giambattista]. Venezia, January 14, 1560 (l. 214r)

Farnese, [Alessandro or Ranuccio], Cardinal. Venezia, January 14, 1560 (l. 215r)

Vitelli, Chiappino. Venezia, January 18, 1560 (l. 215r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Venezia, January 14, 1560 (l. 215v)

Faerno, Gabriele. Venezia, January 26, 1560 (l. 216v)

Malopera, Nicolò. Venezia, February 1, 1560 (l. 217r)

Sforza, Mario. Venezia, February 9, 1560 (l. 218v)

Morone, [Giovanni Girolamo]. Venezia, February 9, 1560 (l. 219r)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Venezia, February 8, 1560 (l. 219v)

Malaspina, Comparino. Venezia, February 12, 1560 (l. 220v)

Orologi, [Giuseppe?]. Venezia, February 17, 1560 (l. 221v)

[Farnese, Ottavio], Duke of Parma and Piacenza. Venezia, February 17, 1560 (l. 222v)

Al Vescovo di… Venezia, February 20, 1560 (l. 223r)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Venezia, February 26, 1560 (l. 224r)

Baldi, Filippo. Venezia, March 2, 1560 (l. 225r)

Este, Sigismondo d'. Venezia, March 4, 1560 (l. 226v)

Barattieri, Francesco. Venezia, March 6, 1560 (l. 227v)

Placidi, Giovanni. Venezia, March 4, 1560 (l. 228v)

[Aragona, Maria d'], Marquess of Vasto. Venezia, March 11, 1560 (l. 230v)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Venezia, March 15, 1560 (l. 231v)

Pico, Giovanni Battista. Venezia, March 16, 1560 (l. 232r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Prince-Bishop of Trento. Venezia, March 23, 1560 (l. 233v)

Dolce, Ludovico. (l. 234r)

Madruzzo, Nicolò. Venezia, March 23, 1560 (l. 234v)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Venezia, March 23, 1560 (l. 235v)

Perez, Consalvo. Venezia, April 2, 1560 (l. 237v)

Moccia, Bernardino. Venezia, April 6, 1560 (l. 238v)

Pico, Giovanni Battista. Venezia, April 13, 1560 (l. 239v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, April 15, 1560 (l. 240v)

Aldegatto, Austino. Ostia, April 28, 1560 (l. 241r)

[Ferrero, Pier Francesco], Bishop of Vercelli. Piacenza, May 15, 1560 (l. 242v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Piacenza, May 15, 1560 (l. 243r)

Giustiniani, [Vincenzo?]. Piacenza, May 21, 1560 (l. 243v)

Marricco, Giorgio. Piacenza, May 29, 1560 (l. 244r)

Avalos, Cesare d'. Piacenza, May 25, 1560 (l. 245r)

Pallavicino, Sforza. Piacenza, May 28, 1560 (l. 246r)

Bosso, Sebastiano. Piacenza, May 28, 1560 (l. 256r)

Claro, Giulio. Piacenza, June 2, 1560 (l. 257v)

id. Milano, June 30, 1560 (l. 258r)

Este, Sigismondo d'. Milano, July 3, 1560 (l. 259r)

Gosellini, Giuliano. Milano, July 3, 1560 (l. 260v)

A M.A.G. Milano, July 21, 1560 (l. 261v)

Machiavelli, Tommaso. Milano, August 21, 1560 (l. 265r

Gonzaga, Cesare. Milano, August 24, 1560 (l. 266v)

Castiglioni, Francesco. Milano, August 28, 1560 (l. 267r)

Bia, Monsignor. Milano, August 28, 1560 (l. 267v)

Perez, Consalvo. Milano, August 29, 1560 (l. 268v)

Castelvetro, Giulio Cesare. Milano, September 1, 1560 (l. 269v)

Orsa, Tiberio. Milano, September 5, 1560 (l. 270r)

Bia, Monsignor. Milano, September 8, 1560 (l. 271r)

Castiglioni, Francesco. Milano, September 10, 1560 (l. 272r)

Pico, [Giovanni Battista]. Milano, September 19, 1560 (l. 272v)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, October 2, 1560 (l. 273v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, October 4, 1560 (l. 274v)

Visconti, Carlo. Milano, October 29, 1560 (l. 276v)

[Raverta, Ottaviano], Bishop of Terracina. Milano, November 6, 1560 (l. 277v)

Perez, Consalvo. Milano, November 6, 1560 (l. 278r)

Visconti, Carlo. Milano, November 6, 1560 (l. 278v)

Binaschi, [Giovanni Filippo]. Milano, November 10, 1560 (l. 279v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, November 13, 1560 (l. 280r)

Savoia, Antonio Maria. Milano, November 8, 1560 (l. 280v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, November 19, 1560 (l. 281r)

Moccia, Bernardino. Milano, November 21, 1560 (l. 282r)

Leporini, Gabriele. Milano, November 26, 1560 (l. 282v)

[Cybo, Eleonora], Marquess of Cetona. Milano, December 16, 1560 (l. 283r)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, December 12, 1560 (l. 283v)

Bia, Monsignor. Milano, December 18, 1560 (l. 285v)

Binaschi, [Giovanni Filippo]. Milano, December 22, 1560 (l. 286r)

Vintha, Francesco. Milano, December 22, 1560 (l. 287r)

Moccia, Bernardino. Milano, December 27, 1560 (l. 287v)

Festa, Giulio. Milano, January 4, 1561 (l. 288v)

Moccia, [Bernardino]. Milano, January 13, 1561 (l. 289v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, January 15, 1561 (l. 290v)

Realino, Bernardino. Milano, January 17, 1551 [recte 1561] (l. 291v)

[Savoia, Antonio Maria], Lord of Collegno. Milano, January 20, 1561 (l. 292r)

Orologi, [Giuseppe?]. Milano, January 20, 1551 [recte 1561] (l. 292v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, February 4, 1561 (l. 292v)

[Cybo, Eleonora], Marquess of Cetona. Milano, February 14, 1551 [recte 1561](l. 294r)

Realino, Bernardino. Milano (l. 294v)

Moccia, Bernardino. Milano, February 19, 1561 (l. 295v)

Patrizi, [Francesco]. Milano, February 21, 1561 (l. 296v)

Busca, Paolo Antonio. Milano, February 26, 1561 (l. 297r)

[Correggio, Girolamo di], Cardinal. Milano, March 3, 1561 (l. 297v)

Madruzzo, [Ludovico], Cardinal. Milano, March 3, 1561 (l. 297v)

Gambara, [Giovanni Francesco], Cardinal. Milano, March 4, 1561 (l. 298r)

Avalos [d'Aragona], Iñigo d', Cardinal. Milano, March 4, 1561 (l. 298v)

Moccia, [Bernardino]. Milano, March 4, 1561 (l. 299r)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Cardinal of Trento. Milano, March 4, 1561 (l. 300r)

[Ferrero, Pier Francesco], Cardinal. Milano, March 9, 1561 (l. 300v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, March 12, 1561 (l. 300v)

Madruzzo, Nicolò. Milano, March 7, 1561 (l. 301v)

[Correggio, Girolamo di], Cardinal. Milano, March 8, 1561 (l. 301v)

Paoli, Francesco. Milano, March 8, 1561 (l. 302r)

Piccolomini, Marco Antonio. Milano, March 15, 1561 (l. 302v)

[Gambara, Cesare], Bishop of Tortona. Milano, March 20, 1561 (l. 305, i.e. 303r)

[Philip II], King of Spain. Milano, March 29, 1561 (l. 305, i.e. 303v)

 

(Book IV:)

[Ferdinand I], King of Bohemia. Milano, April 3, 1561 (l. 305r)

Arco, Scipione d'. Milano, April 5, 1561 (l. 307r)

[Bocskay, Georg], Secretary of Emperor Ferdinand I. Milano, April 5, 1561 (l. 307v)

[Gonzaga, Isabella], Marquess of Pescara. Milano, May 19, 1561 (l. 308r)

Margaret of Habsburg. Milano, June 7, 1561 (l. 308v)

A M.I.B. Milano, June 17, 1561 (l. 309r)

Terzo, Antonio Maria. Milano, June 19, 1561 (l. 309v)

Avalos [d'Aragona], Iñigo d', Cardinal. Milano, June 19, 1561 (l. 310r)

[Aragona, Maria d'], Marquess of Vasto. Milano, June 19, 1561 (l. 310v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, July 4, 1561 (l. 310v)

Doria, Giovanni Andrea. Milano, July 8, 1561 (l. 311v)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, August 19, 1561 (l. 312r)

[Gonzaga, Isabella], Marquess of Pescara. Milano, August 19, 1561 (l. 312v)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Milano, August 19, 1561 (l. 313r)

Conegrano, Angeliberto. Milano, August 19, 1561 (l. 313v)

id. Milano, August 10, 1561 (l. 314r)

id. Milano, August 23, 1561 (l. 314v)

Corti, Rolando. Milano, September 1, 1561 (l. 315r)

Beccaria, Alfonso. Milano, September 9, 1561 (l. 315v)

Torelli Lunà, Adda. Milano, September 9, 1561 (l. 316v)

D'Adda, Ferrante. Milano, September 15, 1561 (l. 317r)

Visconti, Carlo. Milano, September 22, 1561 (l. 317v)

Castiglioni, [Francesco?]. Milano, September 22, 1561 (l. 318r)

Visconti, Pier Francesco. Milano, September 23, 1561 (l. 318v)

Gonzaga Manfrone, Lucrezia. Milano, September 29, 1561 (l. 318v)

Orio, Ippolito. Milano, September 30, 1561 (l. 319v)

Eustachi Busca, Daria. Milano, October 22, 1561 (l. 320r)

Busca, Paolo Antonio. Milano, October 22, 1561 (l. 321r)

Visconti, Estore. Milano, October 22, 1561 (l. 321v)

Orio, Ippolito. Milano, October 23, 1561 (l. 319, i.e. 322v)

Visconti, Estore. Milano, October 25, 1561 (l. 323r)

id. Milano, October 29, 1561 (l. 324v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, November 3, 1561 (l. 325r)

Pico, Giovanni Battista. Milano, November 15, 1561 (l. 326r)

Bottigella, Giovanni Domenico. Milano, November 25, 1561 (l. 326v)

Da Pietra, Clemente. Milano, November 29, 1561 (l. 326v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Milano, November 29, 1561 (l. 327r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, November 29, 1561 (l. 327v)

Visconti, Carlo. Milano, November 30, 1561 (l. 328r)

Avalos [d'Aragona], Iñigo d', Cardinal. Milano, November 29, 1561 (l. 328v)

Terzo, Antonio Maria. Milano, November 29, 1561 (l. 329r)

[Philip II], King of Spain. Milano, December 1, 1561 (l. 329r)

Avalos d'Aragona, Cesare d'. Milano, December 1, 1561 (l. 329v)

Persico, Brocardo. Milano, December 1, 1561 (l. 330r)

Cusano, Paolo. Milano, December 9, 1561 (l. 330v)

Patrizi, Francesco. Milano, December 10, 1561 (l. 331r)

Giganti, Giovanni. Milano, December 12, 1561 (l. 332r)

Sanseverino, Giovanni Francesco. Milano, December 12, 1561 (l. 332v)

Malaspina, Comparino. Milano, December 12, 1561 (l. 333r)

Pico, Giovanni Battista. Milano, December 12, 1561 (l. 333v)

Terzo, Antonio Maria. (l. 334r)

Madruzzo, [Ludovico], Cardinal. Milano, December 15, 1561 (l. 334v)

[Della Torre, Michele], Bishop of Ceneda. Milano, December 20, 1561 (l. 335r)

Visconti, Carlo. Milano, December 20, 1561 (l. 335v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, December 22, 1561 (l. 335v)

Da Pietra, Clemente. Milano, December 25, 1561 (l. 336r)

Realino, Giovanni Battista. Milano, December 27, 1561 (l. 337r)

Realino, Francesco. Milano, December 27, 1561 (l. 337v)

Dalle Maniche, Ercole. Milano, December 28, 1561 (l. 338v)

Vasoli, Alessandro. Milano, December 31, 1561 (l. 340v)

Sanvitali Sforza, Lavinia. Milano, December 31, 1561 (l. 341r)

Visconti, Estore. Milano, December 31, 1561 (l. 341v)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Milano, January 12, 1561 [recte 1562] (l. 342r)

[Cybo, Eleonora], Marquess of Cetona. Milano, January 20, 1561 [recte 1562] (l. 342v)

Puccini, Bernardo. Milano, January 22, 1562 (l. 343r)

Salice, Tommaso. Milano, January 26, 1562 (l. 343v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, January 17, 1562 (l. 344r)

Malaspina, Comparino. Milano, January 27, 1562 (l. 345v)

Pico, Giovanni Battista. Milano, January 27, 1562 (l. 346r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Milano, January 31, 1562 (l. 346v)

Avalos [d'Aragona], Iñigo d', Cardinal. Milano, February 3, 1562 (l. 347v)

Rangoni Scotti, Emilia. Milano, February 10, 1562 (l. 348r)

Madruzzo, [Ludovico], Cardinal. Milano, February 10, 1562 (l. 348v)

[Ferdinand I], King of Bohemia. Milano, February 10, 1562 (l. 349r)

Visconti, Estore. Milano, February 10, 1562 (l. 349v)

id. Milano, February 20, 1562 (l. 350v)

[Savoia, Antonio Maria], Lord of Collegno. Milano, February 20, 1562 (l. 351r)

Fabrio, Giovanni. Milano, February 20, 1562 (l. 351v)

Persico, Brocardo. Milano, February 24, 1562 (l. 352v)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, February 24, 1562 (l. 353r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, February 24, 1562 (l. 353v)

Borghesi, Antonio. Milano, February 24, 1562 (l. 353v)

Vitelli, Paolo. Milano, February 27, 1562 (l. 354r)

[Visconti, Carlo], Bishop of Ventimiglia. Milano, March 4, 1562 (l. 354r)

Al V. Milano, March 7, 1562 (l. 354v)

Rangoni Scotti, Emilia. Milano, March 7, 1562 (l. 355v)

Madruzzo, [Ludovico], Cardinal. Milano, March 9, 1562 (l. 356v)

Orio, Ippolito. Milano, March 21, 1561 [recte 1562] (l. 357r)

Sanseverino, Francesco. Milano, March 23, 1562 (l. 357v)

Landriani, Francesco. Milano, March 24, 1562 (l. 358v)

Giganti, Giovanni. Milano, March 24, 1562 (l. 359r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Milano, March 31, 1562 (l. 360r)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Milano, March 31, 1562 (l. 361v)

Avalos [d'Aragona], Iñigo d', Cardinal. Milano, March 31, 1562 (l. 362r)

Terzo, Antonio Maria. Milano, March 31, 1562 (l. 362r)

Malaspina, Comparino. Milano, March 31, 1562 (l. 362v)

Corti, Orlando. Milano, April 5, 1562 (l. 363r)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, April 10, 1562 (l. 363v)

Sfondrati, [Paolo], Barone. Milano, April 10, 1562 (l. 364r)

Realino, Bernardino. Milano, April 13, 1562 (l. 364v)

Realino, Giovanni Battista. Milano, April 13, 1562 (l. 365r)

Orio, Ippolito. Milano, April 14, 1562 (l. 365v)

Alla communità di Cetona (to municipalità of Cetona). Milano, April 14, 1562 (l. 366r)

Beccaria, Alfonso. Milano, April 20, 1562 (l. 366v)

[Bocskay, Georg], Secretary of Emperor Ferdinand I. Milano, April 22, 1562 (l. 367r)

Paoli, Francesco. Milano, April 26, 1562 (l. 367v)

Gentili, Giulio. Milano, April 27, 1562 (l. 368v)

Persico, Brocardo. Milano, April 29, 1562 (l. 368v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Milano, April 29, 1562 (l. 369r)

[Ricasoli, Giambattista], Bishop of Pistoia. Milano, May 5, 1562 (l. 370r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Milano, May 6, 1562 (l. 371v)

Perez, Consalvo. Milano, May 12, 1562 (l. 372v)

Realino, Bernardino. Milano, May 12, 1562 (l. 373r)

Cusano, Paolo. Milano, May 12, 1562 (l. 374r)

Scovedo, Giovanni. Milano, May 13, 1562 (l. 374r)

Crivelli, [Alessandro]. Milano, May 13, 1562 (l. 375r)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Milano, May 13, 1562 (l. 375v)

[Castiglioni, Francesco], Bishop of Bobbio. Milano, May 13, 1562 (l. 376r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Milano, May 13, 1562 (l. 376v)

id. Milano, May 17, 1562 (l. 377r)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Milano, May 31, 1562 (l. 377v)

Marso, Ascanio. Milano, May 31, 1562 (l. 378v)

[Cybo, Eleonora], Marquess of Cetona. Milano, June 7, 1562 (l. 379r)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, June 7, 1562 (l. 379v)

Colonna, Marco Antonio. Milano, June 24, 1562 (l. 380r)

Sulmona, Cesare di. Milano, June 24, 1562 (l. 381r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Milano, July 7, 1562 (l. 382r)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Milano, July 14, 1562 (l. 382v)

A N.N. Milano, July 15, 1562 (l. 382v)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Milano, July 22, 1562 (l. 383r)

Colonna, Marco Antonio. Milano, July 22, 1562 (l. 383v)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Milano, July 22, 1562 (l. 384r)

Casella, Pier Leone. Milano, July 22, 1562 (l. 384v)

[Bocskay, Georg], Secretary of Emperor Ferdinand I. Milano, July 27, 1562 (l. 384v)

Baldi, Filippo. Milano, July 27, 1562 (l. 384, i.e. 385r)

Piaggi, [?]. Milano, July 27, 1562 (l. 386v)

Avalos [d'Aragona], Iñigo d', Cardinal. Milano, July 28, 1562 (l. 386, i.e. 387r)

[Visconti, Carlo], Bishop of Ventimiglia. Milano, July 28, 1562 (l. 386, i.e. 387v)

[Castiglioni, Francesco], Bishop of Bobbio. Milano, July 28, 1562 (l. 388r)

Degli Albizzi, Camillo. Milano, July 28, 1562 (l. 388r)

Beccaria, Alfonso. Milano, July 29, 1562 (l. 388v)

[Correggio, Girolamo di], Cardinal. Milano, July 31, 1562 (l. 388, i.e. 389v)

Mezzabarba, Politonio. Pavia, August 1, 1562 (l. 390r)

Patrizi, Francesco. Pavia, August 3, 1562 (l. 390v)

Contile, Giovanni. Pavia, August 3, 1562 (l. 390, i.e. 391r)

Roccolini, Lattanzio. Pavia, August 3, 1562 (l. 390, i.e. 391r)

Visconti, Estore. Pavia, August 5, 1562 (l. 392r)

De Marchi, Galeazzo. Pavia, August 5, 1562 (l. 392v)

Cicalino, Nicolò. Pavia, August 5, 1562 (l. 393r)

Brivio, Galeazzo. Pavia, August 7, 1562 (l. 393v)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Pavia, August 7, 1562 (l. 394r)

De Marchi, Galeazzo. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 395r)

Casella, Pier Leone. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 395v)

Zerbinati, Tommaso. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 396r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 396v)

Da Pietra, Ercole. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 397r)

Manfredi, Muzio. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 397v)

Contile, Giovanni. Pavia, August 10, 1562 (l. 398r)

Sormani, [Giovanni Francesco]. Pavia, August 13, 1562 (l. 398r)

Contile, Giovanni Antonio. Pavia, August 13, 1562 (l. 398v)

Guevara, Alfonso de. Pavia, August 1562 (l. 399r)

Cicogna, Antonio. Pavia, August 18, 1562 (l. 399r)

Realino, Bernardino. Pavia, August 18, 1562 (l. 399v)

Narbona, Giovanni Vincenzo. Pavia, August 18, 1562 (l. 400r)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Pavia, August 19, 1562 (l. 401r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Pavia, August 19, 1562 (l. 401r)

Contile, Giovanni. Pavia, August 19, 1562 (l. 401v)

Bia, Monsignor. Pavia, August 22, 1562 (l. 401v)

Roccolini, Paolo. Pavia, August 22, 1562 (l. 402r)

Romano, Giovanni Battista. Pavia, August 23, 1562 (l. 402v)

Napolitano, Aurelio. Pavia, August 23, 1562 (l. 403r)

Biffo, Francesco. Pavia, August 26, 1562 (l. 403r)

Visconti, Estore. Pavia, August 26, 1562 (l. 403v)

Piaggi, [?]. Pavia, August 26, 1562 (l. 403v)

Del Maino, Polidamas. Pavia, August 28, 1562 (l. 404r)

Manrico, Giorgio. Pavia, August 28, 1562 (l. 404r)

Brugora, Galeazzo. Pavia, August 28, 1562 (l. 404v)

Zerbinati, Tommaso. Pavia, August 28, 1562 (l. 405r)

De Marchi, Galeazzo. Pavia, August 29, 1562 (l. 405v)

Contile, Giovanni Antonio. Pavia, August 31, 1562 (l. 405v)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Pavia, August 31, 1562 (l. 406r)

Gonzaga, Vespasiano. Pavia, September 1, 1562 (l. 406v)

Mendoza, Diego de. Pavia, September 1, 1562 (l. 406v)

Visconti, Estore. Pavia, September 2, 1562 (l. 407r)

Piaggi, [?]. Pavia, September 2, 1562 (l. 408r)

Aicardo, Bernardo. Pavia, September 2, 1562 (l. 408v)

[Pacini, Salvatore], Bishop of Chiusi. Pavia, September 7, 1562 (l. 408v)

Visconti, Nicolò. Pavia, September 5, 1562 (l. 409r)

Marliani, Piero Antonio. Pavia, September 9, 1562 (l. 409v)

Losseto, Luca. Pavia, September 10, 1562 (l. 410r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Pavia, September 10, 1562 (l. 410v)

Visconti, Estore. Pavia, September 10, 1562 (l. 411r)

De Marchi, Galeazzo. Pavia, September 12, 1562 (l. 411v)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Pavia, September 12, 1562 (l. 412r)

Arcimboldo, Giovanni. Pavia, September 13, 1562 (l. 412r)

Arrigoni, Antonio. Pavia, September 15, 1562 (l. 412v)

Perez, Consalvo. Pavia, October 20, 1562 (l. 413r)

Visconti, Luigi. Pavia, October 26, 1562 (l. 413r)

[Colonna, Isabella], Princess of Sulmona. Pavia, November 10, 1562 (l. 413v)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, November 10, 1562 (l. 414r)

Brugora, Galeazzo. Pavia, November 10, 1562 (l. 415r)

Romano, Giulio. Pavia, November 28, 1562 (l. 415r)

Madruzzo, [Ludovico], Cardinal. Pavia, November 27, 1562 (l. 415v)

[Visconti, Carlo], Bishop of Ventimiglia. Pavia, November 27, 1562 (l. 316, i.e. 416r)

[Castiglioni, Francesco], Bishop of Bobbio. Pavia, November 27, 1562 (l. 316, i.e. 416r)

[Della Torre, Michele], Bishop of Ceneda. Pavia, November 27, 1562 (l. 316, i.e. 416v)

Bosso, Girolamo. Pavia, December 4, 1562 (l. 417r)

Visconti, Estore. Pavia, December 8, 1562 (l. 417v)

[Arrigoni, Pietro Paolo], President of the Senate of Milan. Pavia, December 8, 1562 (l. 418r)

id. Pavia, December 14, 1562 (l. 418v)

Brugora, Galeazzo. Pavia, December 14, 1562 (l. 419r)

Filodone, Danese. Pavia, December 13, 1562 (l. 419v)

Simonetta, Scipione. Pavia, December 14, 1562 (l. 420r)

Filiodone, Danese. Pavia, December 15, 1562 (l. 420r)

Mera, Giovanni Antonio. Pavia, December 16, 1562 (l. 420v)

Bosso, Girolamo. Pavia, December 18, 1562 (l. 421r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Pavia, December 29, 1562 (l. 421v)

id. Pavia, January 1, 1563 (l. 422v)

Sforza, Violante. Pavia, January 1, 1563 (l. 423v)

Arrigoni, [Pietro Paolo]. Pavia, January 13, 1563 (l. 424r)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Pavia, January 20, 1563 (l. 424v)

[Colonna, Isabella], Princess of Sulmona. Pavia, January 25, 1563 (l. 425v)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, January 25, 1563 (l. 426r)

Da Napoli, Cesare. Pavia, January 25, 1563 (l. 426v)

Alberti, Giovanni Maria. Pavia, January 25, 1563 (l. 426v)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Pavia, January 25, 1563 (l. 427r)

Arrigoni, [Pietro Paolo]. Pavia, February 6, 1563 (l. 427v)

Bertussi, [Giuseppe]. Pavia, February 7, 1563 (l. 428r)

D'Oria, Giovanni Andrea. Pavia, February 7, 1563 (l. 428r)

D'Oria, Austino. Pavia, February 7, 1563 (l. 428v)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Pavia, February 8, 1563 (l. 429r)

Aretino, Leone. Pavia, February 9, 1563 (l. 429v)

[Pietra, Maurizio], Bishop of Vigevano. Pavia, February 13, 1563 (l. 430r)

Porta Savelli, Ottavio. Pavia, February 14, 1563 (l. 430r)

Da Napoli, Cesare. Pavia, February 17, 1563 (l. 430v)

[Cavazzi] Della Somaglia, [Corona]. Pavia, February 17, 1563 (l. 431r)

Filodone, Danese. Pavia, February 22, 1563 (l. 431v)

Guevara, Alfonso de. Pavia, February 27, 1563 (l. 432r)

Busca, Pier Francesco. Pavia, February 27, 1563 (l. 432r)

Busca, Caterina. Pavia, February 27, 1563 (l. 432v)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Pavia, March 1, 1563 (l. 433r)

Pirovano, Maffeo. Pavia, March 6, 1563 (l. 433r)

Orio, Ippolito. Pavia, March 16, 1563 (l. 433v)

Pico, Giovanni Battista. Milano, March 27, 1563 (l. 434r)

Caro, Annibal. Milano, March 17, 1563 (l. 434v)

[Longone di] Confienza, Ludovico. Pavia, March 19, 1563 (l. 435r)

Caimo, Bartolomeo. Pavia, March 29, 1563 (l. 435v)

Giovanni Paolo da Recanati. Pavia, March 30, 1563 (l. 436r)

Da Rò, Cecilia. Pavia, March 30, 1563 (l. 436v)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Pavia, March 30, 1563 (l. 436v)

Brugora, Galeazzo. Pavia, April 2, 1563 (l. 437r)

Romano, Giovanni Battista. Pavia, April 2, 1563 (l. 437v)

Quadra, Maurizio. Pavia, April 5, 1563 (l. 437v)

Bia, Maddalena. Pavia, April 5, 1563 (l. 439r)

Brebbia, Ludovico. Pavia, April 9, 1563 (l. 439v)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, April 19, 1563 (l. 440r)

Guevara, Alfonso de. Pavia, April 19, 1563 (l. 440v)

Corti, Orlando. Pavia, April 21, 1563 (l. 441v)

Binaschi, [Giovanni Filippo]. Milano, April 30, 1563 (l. 442r)

Cicogna, Antonio. Pavia, May 5, 1563 (l. 442v)

Acquaviva, Claudio. Pavia, May 5, 1563 (l. 443r)

A M.B.M. Pavia, May 5, 1563 (l. 443v)

Piccolomini, Marco Antonio. Pavia, May 9, 1563 (l. 444r)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, May 10, 1563 (l. 445r)

Guarnaschelli, Francesco. Pavia, May 10, 1563 (l. 445v)

Pallavicino, Ippolito. Pavia, May 25, 1563 (l. 446r)

Orio, Ippolito. Pavia, May 27, 1563 (l. 446v)

Frascati, Gabriele. Pavia, May 28, 1563 (l. 447v)

Gonzaga, Vespasiano. Pavia, May 28, 1563 (l. 448r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Pavia, May 28, 1563 (l. 448r)

Principe Besozzo. Pavia, June 5, 1563 (l. 449r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Pavia, June 9, 1563 (l. 449r)

Binaschi, [Giovanni Filippo]. Pavia, June 9, 1563 (l. 450r)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, June 10, 1563 (l. 451r)

Vendramini, [Giovanni]. Pavia, June 27, 1563 (l. 451v)

Robbio, [Girolamo], Earl of. Pavia, June 27, 1563 (l. 452r)

Paresani, Cesare. Pavia, June 29, 1563 (l. 452v)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Pavia, July 5, 1563 (l. 453r)

Loccadello, Giovanni Francesco. Pavia, July 5, 1563 (l. 453v)

id. Pavia, July 5, 1563 (l. 453v)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Pavia, July 5, 1563 (l. 454r)

Cruciano, Ottaviano. Pavia, July 5, 1563 (l. 454r)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, July 13, 1563 (l. 454v)

Guevara, Alfonso de. Pavia, July 15, 1563 (l. 454v)

Gonzaga, Vespasiano. Pavia, August 3, 1563 (l. 455r)

Farra, Alessandro. Pavia, August 10, 1563 (l. 455v)

Brembato, Giovanni Battista. Pavia, August 12, 1563 (l. 456r)

Cruciano, Ottavio. Pavia, August 20, 1563 (l. 456v)

Langosco, Ottaviano. Pavia, August 20, 1563 (l. 457r)

Cicalino, Nicolò. Pavia, August 26, 1563 (l. 457v)

De Marchi, Galeazzo. Pavia, August 26, 1563 (l. 457v)

All'Hoste Musico (to the host musician). Pavia, August 31, 1563 (l. 458r)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Pavia, September 2, 1563 (l. 458v)

[Gonzaga, Isabella], Marquess of Pescara. Pavia, September 2, 1563 (l. 459r)

Brembato, Giovanni Battista. Pavia, September 6, 1563 (l. 459v)

Tasso, [Bernardo]. Pavia, September 10, 1563 (l. 460r)

Filiodone, Danese. Pavia, September 23, 1563 (l. 460r)

Goselini, Giuliano. Pavia, September 26, 1563 (l. 460v)

Vasto, Antonio. Pavia, September 26, 1563 (l. 461r)

Arditio, Evasio. Pavia, October 1, 1563 (l. 461v)

Bottigella, Silvestro. Pavia, October 2, 1563 (l. 462r)

Canavese, [?]. Pavia, October 13, 1563 (l. 462v)

Marcelli, Ottavio. Pavia, October 13, 1563 (l. 463r)

[Avalos, Francesco Ferrante d'], Marquis of Pescara. Pavia, October 26, 1563 (l. 463v)

[Ferrero, Pier Francesco], Cardinal of Vercelli. Pavia, November 1, 1563 (l. 463v)

Farra, [Alessandro]. Pavia, November 1, 1563 (l. 464r)

id. Pavia, November 8, 1563 (l. 464v)

Farra, [Alessandro], Ferrari, [Giovanni Francesco?], and Beccari, [Agostino?]. Pavia, November 8, 1563 (l. 466r)

Simonetta, Scipione. Pavia, November 8, 1563 (l. 467v)

Brivio, Dionisio. Pavia, November 9, 1563 (l. 468r)

Pico, [Giovanni Battista]. Pavia, November 10, 1563 (l. 468v)

Orio, [Ippolito]. Pavia, November 10, 1563 (l. 469r)

Malaspina, Comparino. Pavia, December 12, 1563 (l. 469r)

Beccaria, Filippo. Pavia, December 15, 1563 (l. 469v)

Busca, Pietro Francesco. Pavia, December 20, 1563 (l. 470r)

Pallavicino, Ippolito. Pavia, December 25, 1563 (l. 470v)

Cicogna, Antonio. Pavia, December 25, 1563 (l. 471r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Pavia, December 26, 1563 (l. 471v)

Barbiano, Francesco, Earl of Belgioioso. Pavia, December 26, 1563 (l. 472r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Pavia, December 26, 1563 (l. 472v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Pavia, December 27, 1563 (l. 473r)

Brivio, [Galeazzo]. Pavia, January 3, 1564 (l. 473v)

Cucco, Marco Antonio. Pavia, January 3, 1564 (l. 473v)

Bisozzo, Cesare. Pavia, January 3, 1564 (l. 474r)

Visconti, Girolamo. Pavia, January 19, 1564 (l. 474v)

[Vitelli, Chiappino], Marquis of Cetona. Pavia, January 20, 1564 (l. 474v)

Lardirago, [?], Monsignor. Pavia, January 20, 1564 (l. 475v)

id. Pavia, January 29, 1564 (l. 476r)

Brivio, Galeazzo. Pavia, January 19, 1564 (l. 476r)

Filodone, Danese. Pavia, January 20, 1564 (l. 476v)

Piccolomini, Marco Antonio. Pavia, January 20, 1564 (l. 477r)

Orio, [Ippolito]. Pavia, January 22, 1564 (l. 477v)

Malaspina, Comparino. Pavia, January 22, 1564 (l. 478r)

Contile, Giovanni Antonio. Pavia, February 1, 1564 (l. 478r)

Brivio, [Galeazzo]. Pavia, February 1, 1564 (l. 478v)

Cicogna, Antonio. Pavia, February 3, 1564 (l. 478v)

Vasto, Antonio. Pavia, February 10, 1564 (l. 479r)

 

Luca Contile, born in Cetona (Val di Chiana), studied at Siena and Bologna, where he attended the lessons of Ludovico Boccadiferro. Afterwards he entered the service of cardinal Agostino Trivulzio at Rome, where he got acquainted among others with Annibal Caro, Francesco Maria Molza, and Gandolfo Porrino. In 1541 he accompanied the cardinal to Lucca for the entry of Emperor Charles V.

A year later he moved to Milan to offer his services to Alfonso d'Avalos, marquis of Vasto. At his court Contile became familiar with Pietro Aretino, Paolo Giovio, Girolamo Muzio, and Giulio Camillo. In the summer of 1545 he travelled with his patron through Germany. When Alfonso died in 1546, his widow Maria d'Aragona moved the court to Naples and Contile followed her to Ischia. But, as soon as 1548, he was again in Milan at the service of Ferrante Gonzaga and his wife Isabella di Capua. For them he undertook several missions in Poland and southern Italy.

Between 1552 and 1557 Contile served as secretary to Cristoforo Madruzzo, Cardinal of Trent. After a brief employment at Ottavio Farnese's court, in 1558 he entered the service of Sforza Pallavicino and moved to Venice, where he met Francesco Patrizi, Girolamo Ruscelli, and Ludovico Dolce.

After a short period of unemployment he finally found in 1562 a stable place in Pavia, where he spent the rest of life taking part in the literary activity of the Accademia degli Affidati under the nickname of ‘Il Guidato'. He died there in 1574.

Contile was a very versatile writer and the author of comedies (Pescara, Cesarea, Trinozia), eclogues (Agia, Nice), poems (Rime, 1560), devotional dialogues (Dialoghi spirituali, 1543), and a lavish emblem book (Ragionamento, 1574) (cf. Abd-el-Kader Salza, Luca Contile. Uomo di lettere e di negozi del secolo XVI, Roma, 2007, pp. 1-102).


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