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Report No. r135

Bonifacius Antelini

fl. late 13th–early 14th c.


Alternative Names

Bonifacius Antelmi; Bonifacio Antellini; Bonifazio Antellini; Bonifacio Antelmi; Bonifazio Antelmi



From a Mantuan family, Bonifacius was probably the jurist in the service of various Northern Italian communes who appears in documents from 1299–1306. He was the author of a criminal treatise, Super maleficiis (ca.1300/01), which circulated under the name of Bonifacius Vitalini since its first print in 1499. Early modern editors likewise ascribed other works to this author, most notably the Lectura Clementinarum of Bonifacius Ammannati.



No. 1

Super maleficiis, c. 1300–1301.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Super maleficiis, c. 1300–1301.


Bologna, Coll. Spagna 124


Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Biscioni 4


Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl. 230


Laon, BM 396


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

Super maleficiis, c. 1300–1301.

Early Printed Editions

Milano, 1499.


Milano, 1505.


Venezia, 1505.


Milano, 1514.


Venezia, 1518.


Lyon, 1558.


Venezia, 1559.


Venezia, 1560.


Venezia, 1584.


Frankfurt, 1600.


Frankfurt, 1604.



D. Maffei, ‘Profilo di Bonifacio Ammannati giurista e cardinale’, Genèse et débuts du grand schisme d’occident (Bibliotheca eruditorum 1; Paris 1980) 240–41.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.255–56.