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Report No. t212

Zanchinus Ugolini Senae de Porta Sancti Petri de Armino

d. 1340


Alternative Names

Zanchinus Ugolinus Ariminensis; Zanchino di Ugolino



Whatever the additional elements in Z’s Latin patronymic mean, it is clear that his family was established in Rimini when he was born, and it was there that he spent his life. He probably studied law at Bologna, before returning to Rimini, where he worked as an advocate. He participated in the redaction of the statutes of Rimini in 1334, and his support of the Malatesti family led to his being subject to am interdict laid upon him by the papal rector of Romagna. It was lifted post mortem in order to allow his remains to be buried in the local Franciscan church. His main claim to fame as a jurist rests on his Tractatus super materia hereticorum (TUI 1584, t. 11.2), which he wrote around 1330 as a manual for the local Franciscan inquisitor. The work was published four times between 1568 and 1584, on the occasion of the constitution of the Holy Office by Pope Pius V, with additions by the Dominican Camillo Campeggi. The edition published in TUI 1584 is also said to have these additions. Parmeggiani says that the TUI edition was edited by Franciscus Pegna, q.v.

Source: R. Parmeggiani, in DGI.

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