Salviati, Lionardo

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Salviati, Lionardo Gender: M
born on 27 June 1539 Jul.Cal. (7 July 1539 greg.) at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT h0e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°38' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°17 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 07°46'

Lionardo Salviati


Italian philologist of the sixteenth century who came from an illustrious Florentine family closely linked with the Medici. Salviati became consul of the Florentine Academy in 1566, and played a key role in the founding of the Accademia della Crusca, with its project of creating a dictionary, which was completed after his death.

Salviati immersed himself in philological and linguistic research from a young age and produced a number of works. Some of these were published during his lifetime, such as the Oration in Praise of Florentine Speech (1564) and Remarks on the Language of the Decameron (2 vols, 1584-1586). Salviati also published two comedies, The Crab (1566) and The Thorn (1592), lessons, treatises, and editions of texts by other authors. He also wrote numerous polemical pamphlets against Torquato Tasso under different pseudonyms, mostly using the nickname he adopted on joining the Accademia della Crusca, 'Infarinato' ('covered in flour').

Salviati was recognized by his contemporaries as a master of oratory and many of his speeches were published both as one-off pamphlets and in a larger anthology,: The first book of the Speeches of Cavalier Lionardo Salviati (Florence 1575). Particularly noteworthy are his speeches delivered at important events, in particular at the funerals of Benedetto Varchi, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Piero Vettori and the Grand Duke Cosimo de 'Medici.

Lionardo Salviati died on 12 July 1589 in Florence at age 50.

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  • compare to chart of Ammirato, Scipione (born 27 September 1531 Jul.Cal. (7 Oct 1531 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 July 1589 (greg.) (Age 50)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Lionardo Salviati: A Critical Biography by Peter Melville Brown (Oxford University Press, 1974), page 2: "Battista di Lionardo Salviati , nato il dì 27 di Giugno 1539 a ore 5 nel popolo di S . Pier Maggiore . Lionardo ' was thus the name given to him at birth ..."

(Translation: Baptism of Lionardo Salviati, born on 27 June 1539 at 5 o'clock in the Saint Peter Maggiore).

With reference to Florentine Time, the sun set at about 7:30 PM LMT to which 5 hours is added to make 12:30 AM LMT.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Philologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers