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Report No. t223

Julius Ferrettus



Alternative Names

Julius Ferrettus Ravennatis; Giulio Ferretti



Although he studied both canon and civil law at Padova, J. does not seem to have taken a doctorate. Rather, he practiced as a notary in his home-town, Ravenna, from 1513 to 1530. From 1531–2, he was in the service of the pope. In the latter year, he took up the first of a series of judicial and governmental positions in the Regno, ending his life as governor of Capitanata and Molise and dying in San Severo (prov. Foggia, Apulia).

J. wrote a number of legal works and twenty-two Consilia de duello. His writings display a wide range of learning and are not in the style typical of juristic writing of the period. His additions to Andrea Bonello da Barletta’s Contrietates iuris civilis Romanorum et iuris Langobarum, a work often mistakenly attributed to Bartolus, are particularly notable. His range in topics of pubic law was wide. Collections of his works were published after his death in 1562, 1575, and 1579. From these were drawn the three tracts that appear in TUI 1584.

Source: P. Maffei, in DGI.

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