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Report No. r414

Ludovicus Pontanus

c.1409–1439

 

Alternative Names

Pontano; Lodovico (LC); Ludovicus Romanus; Lodovico Pontano; Ludovicus de Ponte; Ludovicus de Roma; Ludovico Pontano; Lodovico Pontano; Lodovicus Pontanus

 

Biography/Description

Ludovicus was born about 1409 in Cerreto di Spoleto. He studied in Perugia with Johannes Petrutius de Monte Sperello and Angelus de Perillis and later in Bologna with Johannes de Imola. He received his license in civil law in Bologna on October 9, 1427 and doctorate in both laws in Bologna on December 22, 1429. From October 1428 to June 1431 he taught civil law at Florence. Then he became a judge of the Rota Romana, consistorial advocate and professor of the Studium Romanum; later he also held the position of Apostolic protonotary (October 1435). From October 1433 to April 1436, he was professor for civil law in Siena. Then he entered into the service of King Alfonso V of Aragon and Sicily. From December 1436, he was ambassador from Aragon at the Council of Basel. In April 1438, he became ambassador of the Council to Duke Amadeo VIII of Savoy (the later pope Felix V) and from July to October 1438 he was ambassador of the Council to the archbishop of Cologne, Dietrich of Moers, the city and the university of Cologne, the duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, and the University of Leuven. Ludovicus died on July 11, 1439 of the plague. He is buried in the charterhouse of Basel.

The entry on Ludovicus Pontanus was written by Thomas Woelki, Humboldt Universität Berlin.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 01

Lecturae in civil law.

 
No. 01a

Lectura in primam Codicis partem. (C. 2.1 – 2.10).

 
No. 01b

Lectura super secunda parte Codicis. (C. 6.9 – 6.50).

 
No. 01c

Lectura super prima parte Digesti veteris. (Dig. 1.21 – 5.4).

 
No. 01d

Lectura super secunda parte Digesti veteris. (Dig. 12.1–12.6).

 
No. 01e

Lectura super prima parte Infortiati. (Dig. 24.3 – 29.5).

 
No. 01f

Lectura in secundam Infortiati partem. (Dig. 36.1).

 
No. 01g

Lectura super prima parte digesti novi. (Dig. 39.1 – 42.1).

 
No. 01h

Lectura super secunda parte digesti novi. (Dig. 45.1).

 
No. 02

Repetitiones.

 
No. 02a

Repetitio ad aut. Similiter, tit. De relictis ad pias causas. (C. 6.50).

 
No. 02b

Repetitio ad l. Si vero, v. De viro, tit. Soluto matrimonio. (Dig. 24.3.64.9).

 
No. 02c

Repetitio de arbitris.

 
No. 03

Singularia.

 
No. 04

Consilia et Allegationes.

 
No. 05

Numerous conciliarist tracts and speeches, contained in manuscripts.

 
No. 06

Tractatus de foro competenti, de libelli oblatione et de mutuis petitionibus.

 
No. 07

Tractatus de litis contestatione.

 
No. 08

Tractatus de sortibus.

 
No. 09

Repetitiones.

 
No. 09a

Repetitio in cap. Fraternitatis, De testibus. (X 2.20.17).

 
No. 09b

Repetitio contra sententiam sanguinis clericorum, super materia irregularitatis.

 
No. 09c

Repetitio in cap. Quoniam frequentes, Ut lite non contestata. (X 2.6.5).

 
No. 09d

Repetitio in cap. Inter dilectos, tit. De excessibus prelatorum. (X 5.31.11).

 
No. 09e

Repetitio in tit. De purgatione canonica. (X 5.34).

 
No. 09f

Repetitio in tit. De homicidio voluntario. (X 5.12).

 
No. 10

Consilia.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 08

Tractatus de sortibus.

 
Manuscript

Città del Vaticano, BAV Reg. lat. 1272, fol. 1r–37r

 
No. 09b

Repetitio contra sententiam sanguinis clericorum, super materia irregularitatis.

 
Manuscript

Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula 1133, fol. 289r–328v

 
No. 09d

Repetitio in cap. Inter dilectos, tit. De excessibus prelatorum.

 
Manuscript

Madrid, BN 2209

 
No. 09e

Repetitio in tit. De purgatione canonica.

 
Manuscript

Madrid, BN 2141

 
No. 09f

Repetitio in tit. De homicidio voluntario.

 
Manuscript

Madrid, BN 735

 
No. 10

Consilia.

 
Manuscript

Città del Vaticano, BAV Ottob. lat. 1726, fol. 14r–147r, fol. 168r–173r

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Ottob. lat. 1727, fol. 26r–27v

 
 

Firenze, Bibl. Riccard. 1186, fol. 1r–21v

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 01a

Lectura in primam Codicis partem.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura in primam Codicis partem. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 01b

Lectura super secunda parte Codicis.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura super secunda parte Codicis. Pavia, 1496.

 
 

Lectura super secunda parte Codicis. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 01c

Lectura super prima parte Digesti veteris.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura super prima parte Digesti veteris. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 01d

Lectura super secunda parte Digesti veteris.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura super secunda parte Digesti veteris. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 01e

Lectura super prima parte Infortiati.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura super prima parte Infortiati. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 01f

Lectura in secundam Infortiati partem.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura in secundam Infortiati partem. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 01g

Lectura super prima parte digesti novi.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura super prima parte digesti novi. Pavia, 1496.

 
 

Lectura super prima parte digesti novi. Lyon, 1547.

 
 

Lectura super prima parte digesti novi. Venezia, 1553.

 
 

Lectura super prima parte digesti novi. Venezia, 1580.

 
No. 01h

Lectura super secunda parte digesti novi.

 
Early Printed Editions

Lectura super secunda parte digesti novi. Lyon, 1547.

 
No. 02a

Repetitio ad aut. Similiter, tit. De relictis ad pias causas.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio ad aut. Similiter, tit. De relictis ad pias causas. Pavia, 1483. (Hain 13281-82)

 
 

Repetitio ad aut. Similiter, tit. De relictis ad pias causas. Pavia, 1489.

 
No. 02b

Repetitio ad l. Si vero, v. De viro, tit. Soluto matrimonio.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio ad l. Si vero, v. De viro, tit. Soluto matrimonio. Siena, 1494. (Hain 13284)

 
 

Repetitio ad l. Si vero, v. De viro, tit. Soluto matrimonio. Pavia, 1506.

 
 

Repetitio ad l. Si vero, v. De viro, tit. Soluto matrimonio. Pavia, 1511.

 
No. 02c

Repetitio de arbitris.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio de arbitris. Roma, 1475.

 
 

Repetitio de arbitris. Pavia, 1493.

 
 

Repetitio de arbitris. Pavia, 1496.

 
No. 03

Singularia.

 
Early Printed Editions

Singularia. . (Hain 13265-13272)

 
No. 04

Consilia et Allegationes.

 
Early Printed Editions

Consilia et Allegationes. . (Hain 13274-13278)

 
No. 05

Numerous conciliarist tracts and speeches, contained in manuscripts.

 
Early Printed Editions

Numerous conciliarist tracts and speeches, contained in manuscripts. Pisa, 1490. (Hain 14857)

 
No. 06

Tractatus de foro competenti, de libelli oblatione et de mutuis petitionibus.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus de foro competenti, de libelli oblatione et de mutuis petitionibus. Milano, 1494. (Hain 14858)

 
No. 07

Tractatus de litis contestatione.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus de litis contestatione. Siena, 1492. (Hain 14865)

 
No. 09a

Repetitio in cap. Fraternitatis, De testibus.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio in cap. Fraternitatis, De testibus. Pisa, 1489. (Hain 14862)

 
 

Repetitio in cap. Fraternitatis, De testibus. Siena, 1495.

 
No. 09c

Repetitio in cap. Quoniam frequentes, Ut lite non contestata.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio in cap. Quoniam frequentes, Ut lite non contestata. Siena, 1491.

 
No. 10

Consilia.

 
Early Printed Editions

Consilia. Zürich, 1516.

 
 

Consilia. Lyon, 1525.

 
 

Consilia. Lyon, 1529. Printed together with the consilia of his son Bartolomeo.

 

Literature

P. Denley, Commune and Studio in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena (Centro interuniversitario per la storia università italiane, Studi 7; Bologna 2006).

O. Vervaart, ‘Vita brevis, opera multa: Ludovicus Pontanus de Roma (1409 – 1439), a Profilic Writer’, Rechtsgeschichte(n)? Europäisches Forum Junger Rechtshistorikerinnen und Rechtshistoriker, Zürich, 28–30. Mai 1999 (Frankfurt am Main 2000) 165–75.

J. Davies, Florence and its University during the Early Renaissance (Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 8; Leiden 1998).

J. Helmrath, Das Basler Konzil 1431–1445: Forschungsstand und Probleme (Kölner Historische Abhandlungen 32; Köln 1987).

P. Nardi, Mariano Sozzini giureconsulto senese del Quattrocento (Quaderni di Studi senesi 32; Milano 1974).

G. Kisch, Enea Silvio Piccolomini und die Jurisprudenz (Basel 1967) 77–80.

C. Lefebvre, ‘Pontanus, Ludovicus’, in DDC (1965) 7.22–23.

P. Falcone, Ludovico Pontano e sua attività al Concilio di Basilea 1436–1439 (Spoleto 1934).

J. von Schulte, QL 2.395.