Giovan Battista Crispo
He was born in Gallipoli (Lecce) around 1550; he started his philosophical studies before moving to Naples, where he continued them and deepened Aristotle’s doctrine, mathematics, astronomy and medicine. Here he refined his oratory skills, by taking part in long disputes with the Neoplatonists.
He was lecturer at the Olivetani and tutor at Flaminio Caracciolo to which, in l590, he dedicated a drawing and a print of a view of Gallipoli, published by Van Aelst. His friendship with Di Costanzo led him to become interested in poetry, sometimes with publications in some anthologies of various authors.
He was a highly educated spirit, a real expert in many of the disciplines cultivated at that time. He published many works including a biography of Sannazzaro, which was still being published at the end of the 18th century.
[From: Il grande Salento per immagini (Storia - Arte - Cultura - Tradizione GALLIPOLI) Texts by Elio Pindinelli, Published by Il Salentino Editore - translated by: Rocco Merenda]
|Giovan Battista Crispo||1550 circa – 1598 circa|
|Stefano Catalano||1553 circa – 1620 circa|
|Giovan Carlo Coppola||1599 – 1652|
|Tommaso Briganti||1691 – 1762|
|Filippo Briganti||1724 – 1804|
|Giovanni Presta||1720 – 1797|
|Giandomenico Catalano||1560 circa –|
|Giovan Andrea Coppola||1567 – 1599|
|Giorgio da Gallipoli|
|Leonida Tonelli||1885 – 1946|
|Eugenio Vetromile||1819 – 1881|
|Tommaso Fiore||1884 – 1973|
|Emanuele Barba||1819 – 1887|