MURATOR Ludovico Antonio (Muratori Ludovico Antonio)( Italian historian.)
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Biography MURATOR Ludovico Antonio (Muratori Ludovico Antonio)
Born in Vignoles (Duchy of Modena) October 21, 1672. Coming from a poor family, became a priest Muratori. After receiving in 1694 the degree of Doctor of Laws was appointed as one of the keepers Ambrosian Library in Milan. From 1700 - Chief Librarian and Archivist of the Dukes of Modena. Muratori called 'father of Italian history', referring to his publication of the Historians of Italy (Rerum italicarum scriptores, v. 1-25, 1723-1751), including more than 2 thousands of sources on medieval Italy for the period from 500 to 1500. The scientist also issued a number of other important collections of annotated documents and inscriptions, and, moreover, was the author of the poetic, theological and legal works on the medieval history of Italy. He was famous for the fact that he had discovered a so-called. 'Canon Muratori', the Latin translation from around 190 BC. list, which listed in the Roman church adopted the New Testament books. Died Muratori in Modena on Jan. 23, 1750.