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Giovanni Diodati 1649 (Italian) Bible, GDB

Giovanni Diodati or Deodati (6 June 1576 – 3 October 1649) was the first to translate the Bible into Italian from Hebrew and Greek sources. He was an Italian Protestant theologian that was born at Geneva, of a noble family originally from Lucca which had been expatriated on account of its Protestantism.

Diodati is chiefly famous as the author of the translation of the Bible into Italian (1603, edited with notes, 1607). He also undertook a translation of the Bible into French, which appeared with notes in 1644.


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