Onofrio Panvinio


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(1530–68), Italian humanist, epigrapher, and antiquarian, born in Verona and educated there and in Padua and Naples. He became an Augustinian monk and entered the service of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, who financed Panvinio's antiquarian studies. He amassed a collection of some 3,000 ancient Roman inscriptions which formed the basis of a large range of antiquarian subjects, including family history, the Roman triumph, ancient sport, the Sibylline books, and especially ancient Roman names. A portrait of Panvinio formerly attributed to Titian hangs in the Galleria Colonna in Rome.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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