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Francesco Angiolini

Jesuit scholar (1750-1788)

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Angiolini, FRANCESCO, a noted scholar, b. at Piacenza, Italy, 1750; d. at Polotsk, February 21, 1788. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1765, and after the suppression of the Jesuits retired to Polotsk. Angiolini has left after him many works that attest his scholarship. He is the author of a Polish grammar for the use of Italians; he wrote original poems in Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and several comedies in Polish, and a translation from the Greek into Italian in three octavo volumes of Josephus Flavius (Florence, Paolo Fumagalli, 1840-44). Angiolini also translated into his mother tongue the Electra, Oedipus, and Antigone of Sophocles (Rome, 1782). Other works of Angiolini are an Italian translation of Thucydides, incomplete, and a Polish translation of Sophocles.


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