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Filippo Picinelli

Filippo Picinelli (1604 - c.1679) was an Augustinian canon.



Picinelli was born in Milan, Italy in 1604 and joined the Augustinian Order in 1614. He studied philosophy and theology at Cremona and Piacenza, and lived in Milan.

Picinelli believed that the world of God's creation could read as a symbolic book. This led him to assemble an encyclopaedia of emblems extending to more than a thousand pages, his Mondo simbolico (Symbolic World).


  • Ateneo dei letterati milanesi, Milan, 1670 [1].
  • Foeminarum S. Scripturae Elogia (1694 Latin edition [2]
  • Labores Apostolici (1711 Latin edition, Vol. 1 [3]
  • Lumi riflessi, 1667 (1702 Latin edition Lumina reflexa[4])
  • Mondo simbolico, 1635 (1681 Latin edition, Mundus Symbolicus, Vol. 1 [5]; 1687 Latin edition, Vol. 2 [6])
  • Sacrarum religionum (1696 Latin edition [7])
  • Symbola virginea (1694 Latin edition [8])
  • Tributa encomiorum (1697 Latin edition [9])
  • References

    Filippo Picinelli Wikipedia

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