Lucchi, Michael Angelo

Lucchi, Michael Angelo an Italian prelate, was born at Brescia, August 20, 1744. He made his profession at Monte Cassino, where he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology. He visited the principal libraries of Italy, and collected a number of ancient MSS., now in the Vatican. Pius VII called him to Rome, made him cardinal, February 23, 1801, and intrusted him with the censorship of books. He died at Subiaco, September 29, 1802, leaving several works on the Greek and Latin classics. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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