(Saragozza 1517 – 1586 Tarragona)
Spanish Humanist and Canon Law Historian
Agustin’s father, Antonio Agustin, was the Deputy Chancellor of Aragona and Advisor to Ferdinand II of Aragon (aka the Catholic) and Roman Emperor Charles V.
Agustin began is his studies in Salamanca, Spain and in 1532 he moved to Bologna, where he was a pupil of Andrea Alciato. He then moved to Padua in 1537 and remained there until 1538. While in Padua, Agustin studied the law and took lessons in Greek and Latin Humanities by Lazarus Buonamici. Upon his return to Bologna in 1541, Agustin received diplomas in Canon and Civil Law. In 1544, he was nominated as auditor of the Sacra Rota Romana, placing him in charge or relevant diplomatic missions. In 1557, Agustin became the Bishop of Alife and in 1561 the Bishop of Lleida and finally Archbishop of Tarragona in 1576.
Agustin was the author of important studies in the fields of Law, Epigraphy (study of ancient inscriptions) as well as Numismatics (study of coins).
The restoration of the Antonio Albanell Agustín canvas has been supported by Avv. Giovanni Tretti – Studio Legale GTA