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the Rhine, in an edition of the Latin text, printed
by Aldus. Ven. 1517. fob — Frontinus de Aquae-
duCtibus, published with his Vitruvius. Flor. 1513.
8vo.-—Pliny’s Epistles, before mentioned.—Julius
Obsequens was presented by Jocundus to Aldus,
who printed the first edition of this author, 1 508,
8vo.—Cato de re Rustica, and the Epitome of Vic-
tor, were likewise edited by our Franciscan.
That this indesatigable promoter of Arts and Sci-
ences lived to a very advanced age is certain; but
the time and place of his decease are unknown.
Michel Sanmicheli p was born at Verona, in
1484. From his father John and his paternal uncle
Bartholomew, both excellent Architects, he learned
the rudiments of their art, At sixteen he went to
scudy at Rome, where his application and discem-
ment, exercised on the belt models, perfected that
ability, os which domdtic instrudtion had laid the
ground work. Thus qualisied sor practice, he began
his career with the Dome of Monte Fiascone, of an
octangular form, crowned with an elegant cupola.
FI is talent was further displayed in the Church of
St. Domenico, in Orvieto, and several houses in
both those towns. His reputation as an Architect
increasing, he was employed, in conjunction with
Antonio Sangallo, by Pope Clement VII, in visiting
all the fortisications of the Eccksiastical State. That
commission sulfilled, he returned to his own country;
where, prompted by curiositv and desire of improve-
ment, he made a tour for the inspeCtion of the for-
P Michel Sanmicheli, born 14&4, died 1559, jet. 75.