Strozzi, Giulio [Zorzisto, Luigi ]
- John Whenham
(b Venice, 1583; d Venice, 31 March 1652). Italian librettist, poet and dramatist; barbara Strozzi was his adopted (possibly illegitimate) daughter. He was himself the illegitimate (later legitimized) son of Roberto Strozzi, a Venetian banker and member of a prominent Florentine family, of which Piero Strozzi was an earlier member. He was educated in Venice and at the University of Pisa, where he graduated in law. He then moved to Rome, where he attained the rank of apostolic prothonotary and was instrumental in founding about ...