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GIROLAMO GIUSEPPE (1555-1611)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 884 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GIROLAMO GIUSEPPE (1555-1611), the son of Paolo, was born at Venice in 1555• He entered the public service in 1577, and was employed in connexion with various foreign missions. In 16o1 he published at Lyons the French text of Villehardouin; and, besides an Italian translation of this old historian (who seems thus to have furnished occupation for three generations of Ramusios), he left behind him a Storia o Cronaca di Casa Ramusia, a folio MS still in St Mark's Library. He died at Padua in 1611, and his posterity did nothing to continue the reputation of the family, official or literary. Besides the circumstances to be gathered from the Navigation regarding the Ramusio family, see the Iscrizioni Venete of Emanuele Cigogna. There is also in the British Museum Monografia letta it 14 Marzo 1883 ... by Guglielmo Carradori (Rimini, 1883); but hardly anything has been found in this except the inscription quoted at the beginning of this article. (H. Y.)
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