Mozzi, Marco Antonio

Mozzi, Marco Antonio an Italian literateur, was born at Florence, January 17, 1678; studied law and theology there, and at the same time devoted much attention to poetry and music. His skill on the mandoline procured for him frequent invitations to the ducal court of Tuscany. In 1700 he received a canonicate in his native city, and two years afterwards a position as lecturer on Tuscan literature. He was elected a member of the Academy de la Crusca, and became its archconsul. As a renowned preacher he delivered before the court in 1701 the funeral sermon on Charles II, king of Spain, and in 1703 did the like on archbishop Leon Strozzi before the metropolitan chapter. We possess of him, Sonetti sopra i nomi dati at alcune dame Florentine dalla principessa Violanta (Florence, 1705): — Istoria di S. Cresci et de' santi martyri suoi compagni, come pure della chiesa del medesimo santo posta in Volcava di Mugello (Florence, 1710, fol., with illustrations): — Discorsi sacri (Florence, 1717): — Vita di Lorenzo Bellini. in the Vite degli Arcadi; Orazione funerale del abate A.M. Salvini, in the Prose Toscane of Salvini. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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