Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Paulo Giovio
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Paulus Iovius, Paulo Jovio

Date of Birth: 21 April 1483 or 1486

Place of Birth: Como, Italy

Date of Death: 11 December 1552

Place of Death: Florence


Paolo Giovio was born in Como. There is uncertainty about the exact date of his birth, the date on his supposed grave being 21 April 1483, while he himself gives 1486. His family belonged to the local aristocracy; his father, Luigi, was a notary, and…

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Varriale, Gennaro, “Paulo Giovio”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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