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Report No. t178

Laurentius Sylvanus

c. 1500–?1570


Alternative Names

Lorenzo Silvano



L. probably received a law degree at Pavia and probably taught at Ferrara in 1543. He was a practicing lawyer in Casale Monferrato, and the king of France made him president of its Senate. He went to Paris to argue for the return of Casale to the duke of Mantova, but opposed the absolutism of Guglielmo Gonzaga. He seems to have been replaced as president of the senate of Monferrato by Rolandus a Valle, q.v., in 1567. Two volumes of his consilia were published in his lifetime, a treatise De feudi recognitione (TUI 1584, t. 10.1), and a repetitio on Dig. 13.7.41.

Source: A. Lupano, in DGI.

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