Carli, Denis

Carli, Denis an Italian Capuchin missionary, was a native: of Placentia. He was sent, in 1667, by the Propaganda to Africa, with Michael Angelo Guattini de Reggio, and fourteen other Capuchins. On their arrival at Guinea they were appointed to the provinces of Bamba, Congo, and Danda. They baptized three thousand children, and made a good number of converts among the adults. Guattini, overcome by the effects of the climate and fatigue, perished; but Carli, after recovering from a severe illness, returned to Europe. On reaching Bologna, he wrote a history of their journey and labors, entitled, Il moro Transportata in Venezia (Reggio,1672; Bologna, 1674; Bassano, 1687). This was republished under another title translated and published in French, English, and German. Carli died about 1680. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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