, whose family name has been lost in his poetical appellation, was a distinguished literary ornament of Naples in the fifteenth century. He is said to have been a native of Barcelona, and was related to Corvinus, bishop of Massa, who was also a member of the academy of Naples. Of his friendly intercourse w:th the first scholars and chief nobility of Naples, and even with the individuals of the reigning family there, his works afford innumerable instances, whilst in those of Sanazzarius and Pontanus, he is frequently mentioned with particular affection and commendation. His writings, which are wholly in the Italian tongue, were collected and published by his surviving friend Peter Summontc, at Naples, 1509, 4to; but before this were published “Sonetti e Canzoni del | Chariteo intitolati Endimione a la Luna,Naples, 1506, 4to; Venice, 1507,8vo; and in 1519, appeared “Opera nuova, e amorosa composta, &c.” 8vo, a very rare book. His writings are characterised by a vigour of sentiment, and a genuine vein of poetry; and without rivalling the elegance of the Tuscan poets, they possess a considerable share of ease and harmony. One of his Canzone may be seen in our authority. 1

1 Roscoe’s Life of Leo.