Italian Humanist and historian. Born 1392 in Forlì, died 4. 6. 1463 at Rome. Trained as a notary in Cremona; worked in chambers 1410. 1423 marriage and banishment from Forlì (to 1427); official in the Veneto; 1433–1449 in Rome, working for the Papal Curia under Eugene IV, from 1436 as scriptor litterarum apostolicarum. With hostility towards him under Nicholas V, moved to northern Italy until 1452, then at royal court in Naples; 1453 again appointed to Papal Curia at Rome.