Italian jurisconsult; born at Mantua 1780; died at Milan 1867. His intelligence and culture procured him so much celebrity that he was chosen to defend Andreas Hofer, the Swiss patriot, before the court martial. When the Austrian government displaced the French government, Basevi went to Milan, where he remained till his death. His principal works are: "Dello Scioglimento dei Feudi nel Territorio della Repubblica Cisalpina" (1844); "Il Commento al Codice Civile Austriaco" (passed through seven editions from 1845 to 1857); "Il Trattato delle Leggi Astinenti al Processo Civile," 1850; and "Il Commento alla Legge di Cambio Austriaco."
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