Bocchi, Francis

, one of the most voluminous writers of Florence, was born in that city in 1548. His education was superintended by his paternal uncle, under whose care he made great progress in learning, and acquired the esteem of Laurence Salviati, the Maecenas of his age. He died at Florence in 1618, leaving a great many works in Latin and Tuscan, among which are “Elogia virorurn Florentinorum,1604, 1607, 4to, and other biographical, historical, and literary works, of which a list may he seen in our authority. 2


Biog. Universelle.