Bosio, Antonio

Bosio, Antonio a famous antiquarian, who flourished between 1570 and 1629, is known for his great undertaking of deciphering the catacombs. For thirty years he was occupied with his grand work, and died before he completed it, which was afterwards published in 1632 by the chevalier Albrandino, under the title Rona Sotteranzea. Enriched by the additions of Saverani, Aringhi, and Bottari, it was published again in 1637, 1651, 1659, 1737, 1747, 1753. See Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B. P.)

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