Beligatti Cassio

Beligatti Cassio an Italian Capuchin, was born at Marcerata, in 1708. He remained as missionary for eighteen years in Thibet and in the kingdom of the Great Mogul. After his return, he edited, upon the invitation of cardinal Spinelli, prefect of the Propaganda, a Thibetian Alphabet (Rome, 1773); and two grammars, one of the language of Hindostan, the other of the Sanscrit idiom. He was the co-laborer of P. Giorgi who in his celebrated work explained the MSS. found in Tartary in 1721. He died at Rome in 1791. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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