Muratori, Ludovico Antonio
|born on||21 October 1672 (greg.) at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Vignola, Italy, 44n29, 11e0|
|Timezone||LMT m11e0 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||28°59' 08°22 Asc. 03°43'|
Italian historian, notable as a leading scholar of his age, and for his discovery of the Muratorian fragment, the earliest known list of New Testament books. Duke Rinaldo I (1700) appointed him archivist and librarian in Modena's Ducal library, which position he held until his death in that city on 23 January 1750.
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Prose critiche" by Giosuè Carducci (Garzanti, 1987), p. 233: "Ricordo cosi di passaggio che i registri parrocchiali di Vignola levan via ogni incertezza e contraddizione dei biografi di seconda mano, e stabiliscono che il Muratori nacque alle ore quindici del 21 ottobre del 1672."
Translation: I remember in passing that the parish registers of Vignola give away any uncertainty and contradict second hand biographers by showing that Muratori was born at fifteen hundred hours on 21 October 1672.
- Vocation : Education : Librarian (Archivist and librarian)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian