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JACOPO (JACOMO) SANSECONDO:

Italian musician of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; born about 1468. Jacopo was an eminent violinist; his reputation is shown by the fact that in 1502 he played at the wedding of Lucrezia Borgia (Castiglioni, "Il Cortegiano," ii.). He held a prominent position at the court of Pope Leo X. Jacopo was also known as a handsome man, and is said to have been the original of Raphael's "Apollo on Parnassus" (Galleria Sciara, Rome).

Bibliography:
  • Burckhardt, Die Cultur der Renaissance, p. 388, Basel, 1868;
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Juden in Rom, ii. 35, 119, 120-121.
D. M. Sel.
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