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Report No. r144

Bornius de Sala

c. 1400–1469


Alternative Names

Da Sala; Bornio (LC); Bornio da Sala; Bornius Sala



Bornius was born at Bologna shortly after 1400, where he studied the laws and obtained the doctorate in civil law, in 1425, and in canon law a decade later. Since 1438, he lectured at Bologna on the decretals and continued to do so without major interruptions until 1466. No essentially legal text of his seems to have survived. He died in 1469.


L. Pasavento, ‘“Quedam lex animata”: Il Principe di Bornio da Sala’, Nuova Rivista Storica, 72 (1988) 1–22.

B. Bianchi, Ein Bologneser Jurist und Humanist: Bornio da Sala (Wiesbaden 1976).

G. Ballistreri, ‘Bornio da Sala’, in DBI (1970) 12.801–03 (online).