Astori, Giovanni Antonio

Astori, Giovanni Antonio a learned Italian clergyman and antiquary, was born at Venice, Jan. 16, 1672, and soon made extraordinary proficiency in classical and polite literature. In 1698 he entered the Church. He became a member and secretary of the Academy of the Animosi at Venice, and was also a member of that of Arcadia at Rome, under the name of Demade Olimpico. In his latter days he was master of the choir and canon of the ducal Church of St. Mark. He died at Venice, June 23, 1743. He carried on an extensive correspondence with the most eminent scholars of his age. His writings are few in number.

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