Theologian and papal envoy. Born at Mantua in 1533 or 1534; died at Ferrara,
26 February, 1611. His many writings include Moscovia, Vilna,
1586, an important work on Russian history; Del Sacrificio della
Messa, Lyons, 1563; Apparatus sacer ad Scripturam Ueteris et
Noui Test., Venice, 1603-6; Il soldato cristiano, Rome,
1569; and a Bibliotheca Selecta, Rome, 1593.