Venuti, Ridolfino
(727 words)

Italian archaeologist and antiquarian. Born Cortona 1705, died Rome 30. 3. 1763. School and studies in Prato and Pisa; 1734 in the service of Cardinal Alessandro Albani in Rome. From 1744 until his death, commissar of all Roman excavations and superintendent of the Papal collections.

Biography and career

V. was born into an old family from Cortona, became a cleric, studied in Prato und Pisa, specializing in the classical languages but also learning Hebrew, English and French.…

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Bentz, Martin, “Venuti, Ridolfino”, 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 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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