Angelo Canini

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Angelo Canini (Angelus Caninius) (1521–1557) was an Italian grammarian, linguist and scholar from Anghiari.


His first publication was Book II of the commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on the De anima of Aristotle (Venice 1546). In the same year he translated the commentary on the De mixtione, and the commentary of Simplicius on the Enchiridion of Epictetus (a revision of Politian's). He published an edition of Aristophanes at Venice in 1548 (Aristophanes Comoediae Undecim, Giovanni Griffio).[1]

After time in Spain, he found a patron in Guillaume du Prat, who helped him move to Paris.[1]

He wrote an Aramaic grammar, published in 1554,[2] and taught Hebrew in Paris in the 1550s.[3][4] At Paris he taught Greek to Bonaventura Corneille Bertram and Dudithius; he was at the Collège des Lombards and then the Collège de Cambrai.[1][5] In 1555 he published in Paris a Greek grammar, Hellenismus (Ellenismos).[6]

He also translated into Latin as Liber Visorum Divinorum a Hebrew work of Ludovicus Carretus.[7]

He died in the Auvergne, France.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Joanna Weinberg, A Hebraic Approach to the New Testament, p. 238-247 in Christopher Ligota, Jean-Louis Quantin (editors), History of Scholarship: A Selection of Papers from the Seminar on the History of Scholarship Held Annually at the Warburg Institute (2006).
  2. ^ Institutiones linguae Syriacae, Assyricae, atque Thalmudicae
  3. ^, at p. 7.
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  5. ^ Robert Wallace, Antitrinitarian Biography Vol. II (1850), p. 287; online text.
  6. ^ Henry Hallam, Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. II (1880), p. 28.
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2009-01-12.