Altemps, Giovanni Angelo von (Bibliotheca Altempsana)
Biography: Nephew of Markus Sittikus von Hohenems.
From Provenance Catalogue: A great book-lover who left behind a large and valuable library when he died in 1620. His interest ranged from history and literature to physics, astronomy and mathematics and he was a correspondent of Galileo Galilei. The greater part of his library is now in the Vatican, the rest being dispersed.
Biography Date: d.1620.
Biography References: CERL; Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Roma, 1960.
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