Giacomo Genora was the son of Carlo Genora and his wife Maria, geb. de Maria.
It is documented that he stayed in Milan from 1675 to 1676 and probably attended a catechism school there. In 1679 he was ordained a priest . He completed his training in the La Canonica seminary in Milan and in 1685 became assistant pastor in Quinto , later he was appointed pastor and apostolic notary. From 1686 to 1707 he worked in Osco , from 1707 to 1713 in Pollegio .
In 1692 he published his work Liber hexametrorum in Milan , a homage to his home valley, the Valle di Blenio . As a kind of local travel guide, it shows the places in the area in Latin hexameters . The work is remarkable because of its Latin vocabulary, but in its chaotic lists in Baroque style it seems more naive than macaronic . The work was translated into Italian by Giuseppe Gallizia in 1981 .
- Liber hexametrorum, sive heroicorum carminum . Mediolani: Apud Io. Baptistam Beltraminum, 1692.
- Testi per la storia della cultura della Svizzera italiana . Bellinzona: Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Dipartimento dell'educazione, della cultura e dello sport, 2005.
- Giuseppe Gallizia: Libro degli esametri, ossia dei carmi eroici della Valle di Blenio. Unione di Banche Svizzere, Lugano 1981.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss Roman Catholic clergyman and native writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 5, 1656|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Leontica|
|DATE OF DEATH||between August 1731 and October 1731|
|Place of death||Pollegio|