(1370ca. 1444/45). Called the Elder because a later mem. of the family had the same name (see next entry); humanist, educ., canonist, statesman; b. Capodistria, It.: educ. Padua, Florence, and Bologna; taught rhetoric and logic at Padua and Florence; tutor for princes of Carrara at Padua; papal secy. 140617; secy.. to emp. Sigismund.* Works include Pro redintegranda et unienda ecclesia.
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