Visconti, Ennio Quirino
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Italian archaeologist and politician. Born Rome 30. 10. 1751, the son of the archaeologist Giovanni Battista Visconti, died Paris 7. 2. 1818. 1771 doctorate in Rome (Dr. iur.). 1775 valet to Pope Pius VI. 1783 vice-curator of the Bibliotheca Vaticana; late 1783–1785 librarian to Prince Sigismondo Chigi. From 1788, curator of the Capitoline Museum and from 1790 Papal Direttore antiquario. 1798, Minister of the Interior and then one of the five …

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Faedo, Lucia, “Visconti, Ennio Quirino”, 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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