Mongitore, Antonino

Mongitore, Antonino an Italian ecclesiastic, noted mainly, however, for his literary labors, was born at Palermo, May 1, 1663, entered the priesthood, and was made dean of the cathedral of his native place, and finally became one of the papal counsellors. He died June 6, 1743. Besides his Bibliotheca Sicula (Palermo, 1708-14, 2 volumes, fol.), which contains a history of Sicily and its writers, secular and ecclesiastic, we should note Breve Compendio della Vita di S. Francisco di Sales (1695, 12mo): — Vite de due Santi Mnamiliani, arcivescovi di Palerno (1701, 4to); and the biographies of other celebrated ecclesiastics, and also a history of the Teutonic order of knighthood. See Du Pin, Biblioth. des Auteurs ecclesiast. du dix-huitieme siecle.

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