Aliases: Serafino Razzi; Fra' Serafino; Friar Serafino
Born: 13 December 1531, Marradi, near Florence
Died: 8 August 1611, Florence
Italian theologian, writer, music editor and composer. He and his brother received a thorough humanistic education; on 28 June 1549 he entered the Dominican monastery of S. Marco, Florence, as a novice and adopted the religious name of Serafino. His early career was mostly spent in preaching, and in 1558 he was ordained to the priesthood. His numerous appointments and substantial reputation took him to many places both within and outside Italy. His travels in France are described in Fra Serafino Razzi: la prima parte de suoi viaggi fatti dal 1572–78; he also left an account of his visit to the Abruzzo (Viaggi in Abruzzo, ed. B. Carderi, L’Aquila, 1968).
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