Nazzari, Francesco

Nazzari, Francesco an Italian ecclesiastical savant, was born about 1634 near Bergamo. He was still young when he was given a philosopher's chair in the College of Sapience at Rome. Following the advice of Micbel-Ange Rioci, afterwards cardinal, he undertook in 1668 to establish a literary journal inf Italian, for which the Journal des Savans, which appeared a short time before in Paris, served him as a model. His associates, Ricci, J. Lucio, Salvator and Francesco Serra, Tommaso de Giuli, J. Pastrizi, and Ciampini, agreed to furnish him with extracts from works in foreign languages. He took upon himself the analysis of the French books, and the revision of all the articles which should be sent to him. He issued this journal, entitled Giornale de letterati, until the month of March 1675, from the office of Tinassi; but forced, in consequence of a difference with the latter, to yield his duties to Ciampini, he formed a new society, and published, under the same title, a continuation, which was printed at the office of Cerrara until the end of 1679. After having been attached as secretary to Jean Lucio, a Dalmatian savant, he accompanied, in 1686, the geometrician Auzout to France, and it is said was very useful to him in the observation of eclipses and celestial revolutions. He died at Rome October 19, 7714. By his will he left his wealth and his library to the Church of the Bergamasques, and founded at Rome a college for the scholars of his province. Besides the journal that he has edited, and which has been reprinted at Bologna, with additions, we owe to Nazzari aan Italian version of the Exposition de la doctrine de Eg Ilise catholique, by Bossuet (Rome, 1678, 8vo), and an edition of the Lettere discorsive de.Diomede Borghesi (Rome, 1701, 4to). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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