Mai, Angelo

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Angelo Mai
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Name
Mai, Angelo Gender: M
born on 7 March 1782 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Schilpario, Italy, 46n01, 10e09
Timezone LMT m10e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°46' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°05 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 07°21'



Biography

Italian ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic priest, cardinal and classical scholar. He discovered and published many valuable manuscripts, and one of his most acclaimed finds was Cicero’s "De republica," 1822.

At an early age, Mai entered the Society of Jesus. In 1799, he was a novice, and in 1804, he was sent to Naples. Due to his proficiency in deciphering and identifying the origin of ancient writings, he was sent to work in the Ambrosian Library in Milan in 1811 where he made his initial discoveries. The unveiling of these texts drew worldwide attention to Mai, and in 1819, he left the Society at the request of the Pope to continue his work at the Vatican Library.

Mai was criticized for being unwilling to share his literary finds as he much preferred to enjoy them alone; however, his passion for learning and literature gifted the world with unpublished writings from more than 350 authors. In 1838, the pope made him a cardinal, but he continued his work, searching for more treasures from the past.

Cardinal Mai died on 9/08/1854, Albano, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Misc. : Find something 1822 (Cicero's "De republica")
  • Work : New Career 1799 (Novice)
  • Family : Change residence 1804 (Sent to Naples)
  • Work : New Job 1811 at 12:00 midnight in Milan, Italy (Ambrosian Library)
  • Social : Left group 1819 (Left Society of Jesus)
  • Work : Gain social status 1838 (Became cardinal)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 September 1854 at 12:00 noon in Albano, Italy (Age 72)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.

Categories

  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (R. C. priest and cardinal)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Classical scholar)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Manuscripts)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal

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