Segni, Bernard

, an early Italian writer, was born at Florence about the close of the fifteenth century. He was educated at Padua, where he became an accomplished classical scholar, but appears afterwards to have gone into public life, and was employed in various embassies and iiegociations by duke Cosmo, of Florence. He wrote an excellent history of Florence from 1527 to 1555, which, however, remained in ms. until 1723, when it appeared, together with a life of Niccolo Capponi, gonfalonier of Florence, Segni’s uncle. He likewise translated Aristotle’s Ethics. “L‘Etica d’Aristotele, tradotta in volga Fiorentino,Florence, 1550, 4to, a very elegant book; and “DelP Anima d’Aristotele,1583, also the Rhetoric and Poetics of the same author, &c. He died in 1559. 1

1 Tiraboschi. Haym Bibl, d'Hal.