Agrippa, Camille

, a celebrated architect of Milan, of the sixteenth century. He was a successful student of mathematics, physics, and philosophy. Under the pontificate of Gregory XIII. there was a design at Rome to remove a vast obelisk to St. Peter’s square, and Agrippa was one of those employed in this undertaking, hitherto thought so difficult. He published the result of his plan under the title of “Trattato di trasportar la guglia in su la piazza, | &i San Pietro,Rome, 1583, 4to. His other works are, 1. “Trattato di scientia d’Arme, con un Dialogo di Filoofia,Rome, 1553; Venice, 1568, 1604, 4to. 2. “Dialogo sopra la generatione de Venti, &c.Rome, 1584, 4to. 3. “Dialogo del modo di mettere in Battaglia,Rome, 1585, 4to. 4. “Nuove Invenzioni sopra il modo di Navigare,Rome, 159$, 4to. All his works are very scarce. 1

1 Biographie Universelle.— Dict. Hist.