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Report No. r098

Bartholomaeus de Zabarellis



Alternative Names

Bartolomeo Zabarella



Born in Padua in 1400, Batholomaeus was a nephew of the famous Franciscus Cardinal Zabarella. In 1422–1423 he was teaching canon law at Padua; from 1418–1419 and from 1429–1438, he witnessed exams at the same University. He was also the author of consilia and attented the Council of Florence as Bishop of Spalato (1428–39) and later of Florence. This position he held until his death in 1445. Pope Eugene IV also sent him as his ambassador to France and Spain.



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Commentaria et repetitiones.

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De iure patronatus.


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Ravenna, Bibl. Classense 485 (Vol. VII)


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

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Early Printed Editions

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 1.n.53.



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G. Vedova, Biografia degli scrittori padovani (Padova 1832–1836; repr. Bologna 1967) 2.424–27.