Bernardoni, Peter Antony

, an Italian poet, was born at Vignola, in the duchy of Modena, June 30, 1672. His early studies afforded great promise of talents, and at the age of nineteen he was admitted into the academy of the Arcadians. He resided a considerable time at Bologna, where he established a colony of Arcadians, and for this reason in the title of some of his works he is styled a Bolognese, although certainly not a native of that city. In 1701 he was appointed imperial poet at the court of Vienna, which he would fain have given up in favour of Apostolo Zeno, but the latter declined it, and Bernardoni accordingly filled the office under the two emperors Leopold and Joseph I. He died at Bologna, Jan. 19, 1714. He published two collections of poetry: 1. “I Fiori, primizie poetiche, divise in rime amorose, sacre, morali, e funebri,Bologna, 1694, 12mo; and “Rime varie,Vienna, 1705, 4to. 2. Several tragedies and musical dramas, oratorios, | &c. all which were collected in the edition of his works published at Bologna, 1706 7, 3 vols. 8vo. 1


Biog. Universelle. Quadrio’s Hist. Poet. vol. III.