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Pierio Valeriano Bolzani

Pierio Valeriano (1477–1558), born Giovanni Pietro dalle Fosse, was a prominent Italian Renaissance humanist, specializing in the early study of Egyptian hieroglyphs. His most famous works were ''On the Ill Fortune of Learned Men (De litteratorum infelicitate)'' and ''Hieroglyphica, sive, De sacris Aegyptiorvm literis commentarii'', a study on hieroglyphics and their use in allegory.
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