Giuseppe Garampi

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Giuseppe Garampi

Giuseppe Garampi (29 October 1725 – 4 May 1792) was an Italian scholar and collector of documents and books. He was born in Rimini. Pope Pius VI named him a Cardinal on the consistory on 14 February 1785. He served as Prefect of the Archives from 1751 until 1772, during which time he compiled the Schedario Garampi, a massive card index for the Vatican Secret Archives. Although never completed, it is still in use.

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