• Sarpi, Paolo

  • Paolo Sarpi

    Paolo Sarpi (14 August 1552 – 15 January 1623) was an Italian historian, prelate, scientist, canon lawyer, and statesman active on behalf of the Venetian Republic during the period of its successful defiance of the papal interdict (1605–1607) and its war (1615–1617) with Austria over the Uskok pirates. His writings, frankly polemical and highly critical of the Catholic Church and its Scholastic tradition, "inspired both Hobbes and Edward Gibbon in their own historical debunkings of priestcraft." Sarpi's major work, the History of the Council of Trent (1619), was published in London in 1619; other works: a History of Ecclesiastical Benefices, History of the Interdict and his Supplement to the History of the Uskoks, appeared posthumously. Organized around single topics, they are early examples of the genre of the historical monograph.

  • Liceo Classico Paolo Sarpi in Bergamo

    Liceo Classico Paolo Sarpi in Bergamo


  • Via Paolo Sarpi

    Via Paolo Sarpi is a street in Milan, Italy, known to be the center of the city's Chinese community (Chinatown ). It is situated in the 8th district and it is an important commercial avenue.

  • Paolo

    Paolo is both a given name and a surname, the Italian form of the name Paul. Notable people with the name include:

  • Paolo Anesi

    Paolo Anesi (1697–1773) was an Italian painter of the 18th century, active mainly in painting capriccios and landscapes (vedute ) in the style of Giovanni Paolo Pannini.

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