Alciato, Andrea; Italian jurist and Humanist. Born 8. 5. 1492 in Alzate Brianza near Como, died 12. 1. 1550 in Pavia. Studied jurisprudence and classical languages in Milan, Pavia and Bologna. 1514 Doctor iuris utriusque at Ferrara. 1514–1517 active as jurist in Milan, 1519–1521 Prof. of civil law at Avignon. 1522–1550 professorships at Milan, Avignon, Bourges, Pavia, Bologna and Ferrara. Named apostolic protonotary by Pope Paul III and Comes Palatinus by Emperor Charles V, both 1546.