1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Aemilius, Paulus

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382441911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 1 — Aemilius, Paulus

AEMILIUS, PAULUS (Paolo Emilio) (d. 1529), Italian historian, was born at Verona. He obtained such reputation in his own country that he was invited to France in the reign of Charles VIII., in order to write in Latin the history of the kings of France, and was presented to a canonry in Notre Dame. He enjoyed the patronage and support of Louis XII. He died at Paris on the 5th of May 1529. His De Rebus gestis Francorum was translated into French in 1581, and has also been translated into Italian and German.