Bianchini, Francesco
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Italian archaeologist, theologian and astronomer. Born 13. 12. 1662 in Verona, died 2. 3. 1729 in Rome. 1673–1680 schooling at Jesuit College of San Luigi in Bologna; 1680–1684 studied theology at Univ. of Padua; from 1684 in Rome, active as universal scholar and official of the Papal Curia; named honorary member of the Royal Academies of Paris (1705) and London (1712). Appreciated in 1735 in the Vita di Monsignor Francesco Bianchini Veronese by Alessandro Mazzoleni.

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Sölch, Brigitte, “Bianchini, Francesco”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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