Appendini, Francesco Maria
Appendini, Francesco Maria an Italian priest, historian, and philologist, was born at Poirino, near Turin, Nov. 4, 1768. He was educated at Rome, took orders in the Roman Catholic Church, and was sent to Ragusa, where he became professor of rhetoric. When the French seized Ragusa, Napoleon placed him at the head of the academy in that city. After the Austrian occupation, he was appointed principal of the Normal Institute at Zara, where he died in 1837. See Encyclop. Brit. (9th ed.), s.v.