Carmeli, Michele Angelo
Carmeli, Michele Angelo (originally Zeno), a Greek land Hebrew scholar of Italy, of the order .of the Minor Friars of St. Francis, was born at Citadella, in the territory of Vicenzia, Sept. 27, 1706. He studied first under the direction of the secular priests, and afterwards pursued theology and philosophy at Verona, Padua, Rome, and Udine. In 1744 he was appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Padua, and member of the Academy de Ricovrati. In the latter part of his life he was made commissioned visitor of his order for the province of Rome. He died at Padua, Dec. 15, 1766, leaving many historical and other works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.