Detail from “Woodcut of Filippo Decio from Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi Nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum: tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratie” by Paolo Giovio.

Filippo Decio or Decius (1454 – c. 1535) was an Italian jurist whose services were courted by European universities and rulers. He was an influential representative of the pre-Humanist scholastic ius commune tradition.

According to Mariano Sozzini, he died in Siena on 13 October 1535. He is buried in the Camposanto Monumentale of Pisa, beneath a monument he himself commissioned before his death.

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