Born Bologna 1557, died Parma 1602. Originally a goldsmith, studied printmaking with Domenico Tibaldi, and was the first of the 3 Carracci to become a printmaker. Also worked with Passarotti and Prospero Fontana. Worked in Venice and Florence but mostly in Bologna. Went to Rome 1594 for Farnese, then to Parma 1600 where he died in 1602.