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Report No. t224

Aegidius Thomatus

d. p. 1560


Alternative Names

Aegidius Thomatus Cuniensis; Egidio Tomati ([de] Thomatis)



It is unclear whether A. was born in Caraglio (prov. Cuneo), but he is associated throughout his life with city of Cuneo (which is close by). He appears as a councillor of Cuneo in 1538. Carlo II, duke of Savoy, made him custodian of the castle at Caraglio in 1539, and in 1541 made him a judge of appeal. He is mentioned in older histories as the vicar general of the marquisate of Saluzzo during the French wars. He himself, and many others, describe him as auditor at long distance of Carlo V in the kingdom of Napoli. He was made councillor of the Senate of Piedmont in 1560, but seems to have died shortly thereafter. A. is known for his Tractatus de muneribus patrimonialibus seu collectis (first ed., Milano 1557) (TUI 1584 t. 12), and was recognized as an authority on extraordinary taxation in time of war.

Source: F. Aimerito, in DGI.

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