By: Isidore Singer
Italian jurist; born at Padua July 5, 1848. He was educated at Padua; attended the public schools, the Talmudic college—where S. D. Luzzatto was his teacher—and the University of Padua. Bolaffio afterward practised law at Venice for fifteen years, at the same time acting as professor in the Istituto Tecnico. Then he became professor in the law department of the University of Parma and that of Bologna. He is a member of the Royal Commission for the Reform of the Commercial Code, commander of the organization known as the Crown of Italy, and a chevalier of the Orders of SS. Maurizio and Lazzaro. Bolaffio was the first to advocate the introduction of Gabelsberger's system of stenography into the public schools of Italy, and he himself wrote a manual for this system. He was also the founder, at Padua and Milan, of the Society for Stenography. Since 1876 he has been the editor of the judicial paper "Temi Veneta," founded by himself. Bolaffio's principal work is his "Commento al Codice di Commercio," 2d ed., 1899. He has also advocated theabolition of bankruptcy proceedings in the case of business men of small means.
- Boccardo, Nuova Enciclopedia Italiana, vol. ii., Supplement, 1891.