Vincentio is a "merchant of great traffic through the world." He was a wealthy man with good reputation. An old merchant of Pisa and Lucentios father. Vincentio is extremely fond of his son and is grief stricken when he discovers that Lucentio may have come to harm. He arrives in Padua amidst much confusion and its almost jailed as an impostor before Lucentio arrives and clears up matters.