Angiolini, Francesco

Angiolini, Francesco, an Italian Jesuit, was born in 1738. He studied at Bologna, and was appointed professor of literature at the college of the Jesuits in Modena. He died in 1788. At the period of the suppression of this order in Italy, he retired to Verona, where he translated into Italian the history of the Jews, by Josephus — Giosefo Flavio, Delle Antichita de' Giudei (Verona, 1779- 80; Rome, 1792; Milan, 1821). He also translated into Italian several tragedies of Sophocles and Euripides — Elettra, Edipo, Antigone:— Tragedie di Sofocle, e il Ciclope di Euripide, Traduzione IIlustrata con Note (Rome, 1782). The translator here united certain poems in Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. At the tidings that the empress Catherine of Russia accorded an asylum to the members of the Order of Jesuits, Angiolini went to Russia with his two brothers, and became professor in the newly founded universities of Polotsk, Witepsk, Mohilov, and Moscow. He left in manuscript a history of his order after its establishment in Russia, continued by Ignatius Peter Buoni down to 1830. It is uncertain whether or not this work was ever published. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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