Giacomo Filippo Foresti

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Giacomo Filippo Foresti da Bergamo[1] (1434–1520) was an Augustinian monk,[2] known as the author of several significant early printed works. He was a chronicler and Biblical scholar.

Supplementum chronicarum, 1491

His Supplementum chronicarum (first printed at Venice, 1483)[3] was a supplement to the usual universal chronicle; it ran to numerous subsequent editions. Though it mixes mythological figures, treated euhemeristically as historical ones, on an equal footing with Christian cultural heroes, with additional chapters on the Sibyls and the Trojan War,[4] amongst other things, it records Giovanni da Carignano's lost work on papal contacts at Avignon in 1306 with Ethiopian visitors.[5]

His De claris mulieribus[6] updated the work of Boccaccio of the same title. It was dedicated to Beatrice of Aragon[7] This book, as well as the Supplementum, influenced many subsequent publications

He also wrote a well-known confessional.


  1. ^ Giacomo Filipo Foresti, Giacomo Filippo da Bergamo, Jacobus Filippus Foresti, Jacobus Philippus Foresti (da Bergamo), Jacopo Filippo Foresta, Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo, Jacobus Philippus Bergomensis, Iacobus Philippus Bergomensis, Forestus Bergomensis, Jacopo da Bergamo, Jacopo Filippo Foresti da Bergamo, Jacopo de Foresti, Jacob Philip of Bergamo.
  2. ^ Incunabula Leaves from Italy | Incunabula - Dawn of Western Printing
  3. ^ Page; in Latin, translated into Italian as Supplemento delle Croniche in 1491 [1].
  4. ^ Noted by Jean Seznec, The Survival of the Pagan Gods, (B.F. Sessions, tr.) 1995:21.
  5. ^ See Encounters
  6. ^ Page; On famous women; later under other titles De claris selectisque plurimis mulieribus, De memorabilibus et claris mulieribus aliquot diversorum scriptorum opera.
  7. ^ [2]; Queen of Hungary as wife to Matthias Corvinus, see de:Beatrix von Aragón.