Amadesi, Giuseppe Luigi

Amadesi, Giuseppe Luigi an Italian canonist, was born, at Leghorn, Aug. 28, 1701. He was keeper of the celebrated records of the archbishoprio of Ravenna. These he compiled, and he arranged and indexed a large number of writings which he emploved in getting up his learned works. He became one of the important citizens of Ravenna, and was one of the founders of the literary unions which were organized in the palace of the marquis Cesare Rasponi. He was four times sent to Rome by the archbishops, where he transacted well much important business. He died at Rome, Feb. 8, 1775. He published, De Jurisdictione Ravennatum Archiepiscoporum in Civitate et Diocesi Ferrariensi (Ravenna, 1747): — De Jure Ravennatum Archiepiscoporum Deputandi Notarios, etc. (Rome, 1752): — De Comitatu Argentano, etc. (ibid. 1763): — and many other works, of which a complete list may be found in vol. 1 of a work upon the writers of Bologna by Fantuzzi. He assisted in the composition of the burlesque poem entitled Bertholdo con Bertholdino e Cacasenno. The seventeenth canto, with notes, is by him. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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