Milanese Dominican who won distinction as a historian, archaeologist, and antiquary; b. 16 October, 1715; d. 18 December, 1785
Allegranza, JOSEPH, a Milanese Dominican who won distinction as a historian, archaeologist, and antiquary; b. October 16, 1715; d. December 18, 1785. From 1748 to 1754 he made many researches in northern and central Italy and in France. When put in charge of the Royal Library at Milan, he made a catalogue of its contents, a work which was crowned, in 1775, by the Empress Maria Theresa. His works are: “Spiegazioni e riflessioni sopra alcuni sacri monumenti antichi di Milano” (Milan, 1757); “De sepulcris christianis in dibus sacris.—Accedunt inscriptiones sepulcrales christianie saeculo septimo antiquiores in Insubris Austriaca repertae: item Inscriptiones sepulcrales ecclesiarum atque aedium PP. Ord. Praed. Mediolani” (Milan, 1773); “De Monogrammate D. N. Jesu Christi, et usitatis ejus effingendi modis” (Milan, 1773); “Opuscoli eruditi latini ed italiani” (Cremona, 1781); “Osservazioni antiquarie, critiche e fisiche, fatte nel regno di Sicilia” (Milan, 1781).