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Last NameColonna    
Given NameFabio    
alt. NamesF. C. ; Fabius Columna ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1567 in Naples / Napoli, now Italy    
Year died1640    
Place of deathNaples / Napoli, now Italy    
Father's occupationphilologist/antique dealer Girolamo/Hieronymous Colonna (1534-1586)     
Relatives    
Educationpupil of father; law at University of Naples     
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forColonna: Phytobasanos (1592) & Minus cognitarum stirpium (1606) ; Ekphrasis altera (1606-16), De purpura & Apiarium & Melissographia (1625) ; Francisco Hernandez: Tesoro Messicano (1628/51) ;    
PatronageAccademia dei Lincei in Naples; Regia Lynceorum Academia in Rome    
Collaborators    
Techniquesbotanical drawing, copperplate engraving, and etching    
Sample(s)www.rcpe.ac.uk/library/exhibitions/crowe/colonna/colonna-index.php    
Archival sourcesBiblioteca Nazionale in Naples; Bodleian Library    
Published sourcesDict. biogr. degli Italiani 27: 286-8 ; AKL 20 1998: 389 ; Nissen 1951 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 # 385 ; W. Blunt/ & S. Raphael: Illustrated Herbal 1979: 172-3 ; Lack 1987: 58-9 ; Kusukawa 2012: 39 ; Davidson 2008: 16 ;    
othernaturalist & botanist. His epilepsy excluded law, he thus turned to natural history and ancient medicine    
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