Francesco Angiolini

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Francesco Angiolini (1750 – 21 February 1788) was a Jesuit scholar who translated a number of classical works into both Polish and Italian for the first time.

Angiolini was born on Piscenza, Italy, and entered the Society of Jesus in 1765, and after the suppression of the Jesuits, retired to Polotsk. Angiolini has left after him many works that attest to his scholarship. He is author of a Polish grammar for the use of Italians; he wrote original poems in Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and several comedies in Polish, and a translation from the Greek into Italian in three octavo volumes of Josephus Flavius (Florence, Paolo Fumagalli, 1840–44). Angiolini also translated into his mother tongue the Electra, Oedipus, and Antigone of Sophocles (Rome, 1782). Other works of Angiolini are an Italian translation of Thucydides, incomplete, and a Polish translation of Sophocles.[1]

Angiolini died in Polotsk, 21 February, 1788.


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWoods, Joseph Michael (1907). "Francesco Angiolini". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. 1. New York: Robert Appleton.