Vergil, Polydore [Polidoro Virgili]
- William J. Connell
Vergil, Polydore [Polidoro Virgili] (c. 1470–1555), historian, was probably born at Fermignano, near Urbino, where his father, Giorgio di Antonio, owned a dispensary. He was the youngest of four sons. He is generally accepted as having been born about 1470 on the grounds that he was ordained priest some time before 20 December 1496, and the canonical age for ordination was twenty-five....