Fontanini, Juste

, a learned archbishop of Ancyra, was born in 1666, in the duchy of Friouli; and died at Rome in 1736. He was a man greatly distinguished, and held a correspondence with all the learned. There are many works of his; the principal of which are, 1. “Biblioteca della Eloquenza Italiana,” often primed; but the best edition is that of Venice, 1753, in 2 vols. 4to, with the remarks of Apostolo Zeno. 2. “A Literary History of Aquileia, in Latin,Rome, 1742, 4to, a posthu­Hjous work, but full of good criticism and of learning, | sacred and profane, &c. 3. “A collection of Bulls of Canonization from John XV. to Benedict XIII.1


Fabr. Vitae Italorum, vol. XIII. —Moreri. —Dict. Hist.