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Johann Dominicus Fiorillo


FIORILLO, JOHANN DOMINICUS (174$-1_21,, Ger man painter and historian of art, was born at Hamburg on Oct. 13, 1748. In 1784 he became keeper of the collection of prints at the university library at Gottingen. He was appointed professor extraordinary in the philosophical faculty in 1799, and ordinary professor in 1813. He died at Gottingen on Sept. so, 1821. His works include Geschichte der zeichnenden Kunste (5 vols., 1798 18(38), and Geschichte der zeichnenden Kiinste in Deutschland and den Vereinigten Niederlanden (4 vols., 1815-20).