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Report No. r141

Bonincontrus

fl. early–mid. 14th c.

 

Alternative Names

Bonicontius; Bonicotus; Bonincotus

 

Biography/Description

The oldest legitimate son of Johannes Andreae, Bonincontrus received his doctorate in both laws in 1309 and taught for most of his life side by side with his father at Bologna. In 1347, he appeared briefly at Padua, but returned soon after. Ultimately, he conspired against the Bolognese signory, was uncovered and beheaded in 1350.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

De appellationibus interpositis in causis beneficialibus.

 
No. 2

De accusationibus et inquisitionibus.

 
No. 3

De interdicto.

 
No. 4

De ecclesiis et immunitate clericorum.

 
No. 5

De libertate ecclesie. Perhaps the same as the treatise De privilegiis.

 
No. 6

Summa de quatuor modis procedendi super criminibus. Perhaps identical with the De accusationibus et inquisitionibus.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 3

De interdicto.

 
Manuscript

Paris, BN lat. 9636

 
No. 6

Summa de quatuor modis procedendi super criminibus.

 
Manuscript

Kaliningrad, Universitätsbibl. 86

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

De appellationibus interpositis in causis beneficialibus.

 
Early Printed Editions

De appellationibus interpositis in causis beneficialibus. Venezia, 1496. (Hain 2237)

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 9.45vb-55rb.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris: De appellationibus. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 5.45vb.

 
No. 2

De accusationibus et inquisitionibus.

 
Early Printed Editions

De accusationibus et inquisitionibus. Venezia, 1496. (Hain 2237)

 
 

Volumen tractatuum criminalium. Venezia, 1556, 8rb-14ra.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 1.5va-8rb.

 

Literature

O. Condorelli, ‘Un contributo Bolognese alla dottrina del processo romano-canonico: I Tractatus de accusationibus et inquisitionibus di Bonincontro di Giovanni d’Andrea († 1350)’, in Der Einfluss der Kanonistik auf die europäische Rechtskultur. 4: Prozessrecht, Y. Mausen, O. Condorelli, F. Roumy, and M. Schmoeckel, ed. (Norm und Struktur: Studien zum sozialen Wandel in Mittelater und Früher Neuzeit 37.4 4; Köln 2014) 65–90.

S. Caprioli, ‘Bonicontro di Giovanni d’Andrea (Bonincontrus, Bonicotus, Bonicontius, Bonincotus)’, in DBI (1970) 12.211–12 (online).

E. Seckel, Beiträge zur Geschichte beider Rechte im Mittelalter (Tübingen 1898) 1.257.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.211, 242–43.