Ignazio Cardini

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Ignazio (Ignace) Cardini (December 1566 - 1602) was a Corsican doctor, naturalist and humanist of Italian descent, born in Bastia, Corsica. He wrote a scientific work called “Istoriae Naturales Corsice Insulae”, in which he records the mineralogy and flora on Corsica. An outspoken critic of the Corsican clergy, most of the copies of his book were burned by local monks. He was eventually exiled to Lucca, Italy where he died.