Assarotti, Ottavio Giovanni Battista

Assarotti, Ottavio Giovanni Battista an Italian philanthropist, founder of the Institution of the Deaf-mutes at Genoa, was born at Genoa, Oct. 25,1753. At the age of eighteen he entered the Order of the Piarists in Italy, and devoted himself to the teaching of poor children. He himself wrote all the works necessary for the instruction of his pupils. He died Jan. 29, 1829. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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