Pier Michele Giagaraccio

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Pier Michele Giagaraccio
Born Sassari
Nationality Italian
Occupation jurist, lawyer

Pier Michele Giagaraccio (Sassari, ... - 1590?) was an Italian jurist, lawyer, and poet. He flourished in sixteenth century Sassari.

Life[edit]

Giagaraccio studied law, and from 1565 to 1567, lectured on civil institutions at the University of Pisa. Later, he returned to Sassari, where he practiced law and taught jurisprudence for free.

Giagaraccio was also interested in the humanities and became friends with the most famous Sardinian writers of his time. He died shortly after 1590. To commemorate him, Gerolamo Araolla wrote the sonnet onor di Sassari e delizia dell'Arno (Honor of Sassari and delight of the Arno).

Giagaraccio's children were also dedicated students and successful lawyers. His ancient surname, Giagaraccio, has transformed into the modern name Cesaraccio.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dizionario biografico degli uomini illustri di Sardegna: ossia, Storia della vita pubblica e privata di tutti i Sardi che si distinsero per opere, azioni, talenti, virtu' e delitti, Volume 2 [1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fabroni, Historia accademia pisana, Volume II, p. 467
  • Araolla, Rime spirituali
  • Dizionario biografico degli uomini illustri di Sardegna: ossia, Storia della vita pubblica e privata di tutti i Sardi che si distinsero per opere, azioni, talenti, virtu' e delitti, Volume 2 [2]