Mai, Angelo
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Italian classical philologist and cardinal. Born Schilpario (near Bergamo) 7. 3. 1782, died Albano 8. 9. 1854. Seminary in Bergamo from 1796; entered the Jesuit order in 1799; studied at Parma and elsewhere, then from 1806 at the Collegio Romano in Rome and at Orvieto; 1806 holy orders. 1810 examination. 1811–1819 clerk at the Bibliotheca Ambrosiana in Milan; 1813 custodian. After leaving the Society of Jesus, 1819 prefect of the Vatican Library in Rome. 1833 secretary of the Congregatio de propaganda fide; 1838 cardin…

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Gerhardt, Thomas, “Mai, Angelo”, 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 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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