Michel Riccio

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Michel Riccio
Michel de Rys ou Riccio.jpg
Portrait of Michel Riccio by Jacques Cundier
Born1445
Died1515
OccupationPublic official

Michel Riccio (1445–1515)[1] was an Italian-born French lawyer, public official and historian. He was known in Italian also as Michele Riccio / Rizzo or Ricci, in Latin Michael Ritius, and in the French form Michel de Ris or de Rys.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Michel Riccio was born in 1445 in Naples, Italy.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

He started his career as a lawyer under Ferdinand I of Naples (1423–1494).[2] He moved to France under the reign of King Charles VIII of France (1470–1498), for whom he served as an Advisor.[2][4] In 1495, he served in the Parliament of Dijon, also known as the Parliament of Bourgogne.[5][6] In 1498, King Louis XII of France (1462–1515) appointed him Senator of Milan.[2]

From 1501 to 1502, he served as the first President of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence.[2][3][7][8][9][10] However, he was soon replaced by Antoine Mulet.

In 1505, Pope Julius II (1443–1513) sent him on a mission in Rome. The following year, in 1506, King Louis XII sent him to Genoa to put an end to a local revolt, to no avail.[11]

As a historian, he wrote volumes about the Italian Wars and the dynastic rulers of the Kingdom of Naples.[5]

Death[edit]

He died in 1515.[5] The ashes of the historian are kept in the funeral chapel of the family Riccio / Rizzo / Ritius in the basilica of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples.[12][13] Naples. A commemorative epigraph is still visible on the funeral monument.[14]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Historia profectionis Caroli VIII (1496)
  • Traité du devoir des gens de guerre et de leurs privilèges (1505)
  • Defensoria oratio pro Ludovico XII (1506)
  • De regibus Francorum libri III
  • De regibus Hispaniæ libri III
  • De regibus Hierosolymorum liber I
  • De regibus Neapolis et Siciliæ libri IV
  • De regibus Ungariæ libri II

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collegio Araldico, "Il Libro della Nobiltà Italiana" - Rome 1937 (s. Family Rizzo - page 895): Michele Riccio born at Castellammare di Stabia - Naples, died in Paris - 1515.
  2. ^ a b c d e Jean Scholastique Pitton, Histoire de la ville d'Aix, capitale de la Provence, Jusques en l'annee 1665, David, Charles, 1666, p. 524 [1]
  3. ^ a b Marc Antoine René de Voyer Argenson, Contaht d'Orville André Guillaume, Mélanges tirés d'une grade bibliothèque ...: De la lecture des livren françois, Moutard, 1783, p. 125 [2]
  4. ^ a b Fleury Vindry, Les parlementaires français au XVIe siècle: Parlements d'Aix, Grenoble, Dijon, Chambéry, Dombes, H. Champion, 1909, p. 19,
  5. ^ a b c Jacques Le Long, Charles M. Fevret de Fontette, Bibliothèque Historique De La France: Contenant Le Catalogue des Ouvrages, imprimés & manuscrits, qui traitent de l'Histoire de ce Royaume, ou qui y ont rapport : Avec Des Notes Critiques Et Historiques, Herissant, 1769, Volume 2, p. 47 [3]
  6. ^ Élisabeth François de Lacuisine, Le parlement de Bourgogne depuis son origine jusqu'à sa chute; précédé d'un discours préliminaire sur la ville de Dijon, 1857, p. ccxi [4]
  7. ^ François de Mézeray, Histoire de France depuis Faramond iusqu'à maintenant, Gvillemont, 1646, p. 1233 [5]
  8. ^ Jean-Pierre Papon, Histoire générale de Provence, Moutard, 1786, p. 22 [6]
  9. ^ Augustin Fabre, Histoire de Provence, Feissat, 1834, p. 118
  10. ^ Prosper Cabasse, Essais historiques sur le parlement de Provence: depuis son origine jusqu'à sa suppression, 1501 – 1790, Pihan Delaforest, 1826, Volume 1, p. 20 [7]
  11. ^ Louis de Mailly, Histoire de la république de Gênes, depuis l'an 464 de la fondation de Rome jusqu'à présent, D. Du Puis, 1697, p. 26 [8]
  12. ^ De Lellis Carlo, Auctoris Vita a Carolo De Lellis … conscripta in De regibus Hispaniae, Hierusalem, Galliae, vtriusque Siciliae, & Vngariae, historia, auctore Michaele Riccio - Neapoli: ex regia typographia Egidij Longhi, 1645.
  13. ^ Gianluigi Guiotto, “Napoli: guida storico-artistica”, Lecce: Capone 2009.
  14. ^ “MICHAELI RICCIO CIVILIS – PONTIFICIIQ. JURIS CONSULTIS. – IN ITALIA ET GALLIA AMPLIS. – HONORIBUS FUNCTO – JO. SEBASTIANUS PATRI B. M. AN. MDXV.”