Bordone, Giulio (della Scala). Italian Humanist, poet and literary theorist. Father of Joseph Justus Scaliger. Born Riva del Garda 23. 4. 1484, died Agen (Aquitaine) 21. 10. 1558. Entered the Franciscan Order as a youth, later worked at printing house of Aldus Manutius in Venice. Soldier 1509–1515; studied in Padua until 1519. Worked a physician until around 1524; from 1524 in the service of Bishop Antonio della Rovere in France (Agen) and working as physician. 1538 prosecuted (and acquitted) for heresy.