Maffei, Paolo Alessandro
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Italian antiquarian and author. Born Volterra 11. 1. 1653, died Rome 26. 7. 1716. Nothing is known of his education. At Rome, honorary member of the Papal Guard.

Career and works

M. was the son of Paolo and Giovanna di Raffaele Maffei, members of a noble family from Volterra; one of his ancestors was the Humanist Raffaele Maffei. His family sent M. to Rome. There, he became an honorary member of the Papal Guard, having just been elevated to Knight of the Order of St. St…

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Heenes, Volker, “Maffei, Paolo Alessandro”, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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