Claudio Tolomei

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Claudio Tolomei (Asciano, 1492 - Rome, 1556) was an Italian philologist. His name in Italian is identical to that of Claudius Ptolemaeus, the 2nd Century Greek astronomer.[1] He belonged to the prominent Tolomei family of Siena, and became a bishop attached to the court of Pope Paul III.

He was one of those to whom fellow Sienese, Bernardino Ochino, corresponded from exile in Geneva, where had fled after abandoning his monastic position due to accusations of heresy.[2]


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