CANNIZZARO, Francesco Adolfo

CANNIZZARO, Francesco Adolfo. Messina 13.7.1867 — Rome 24.4.1914. Italian Lawyer and autodidact Iranian Scholar. From 1887 studied law in Rome, also attended De Gubernatis’ Sanskrit classes until 1893. Degree in law 1894 University of Catania. Active in politics as a socialist. In 1908 visited Germany meeting several scholars (Geldner). Died in an illness.

Publications: Il capitolo georgico dell’ Avesta, Vendîdâd III. 56 p. Atti dell’Accademia Peloritana di Messina 1913.

Transl. Il Vendidad reso italiano sul testo zendico di C. F. Geldner. Ed. with introduction and notes by I. Pizzi. 43+229 p. Palermo 1916, new ed. by A. Panaino. 43+300 p. Milano 1990.

Genesi della evoluzione del mito. 44 p. Messina 1893 (also discussed Iran); Origini religiose dell’India e della Grecia di P. Regnault. Messina 1895; a series of ethnological essays in Archivio delle tradizioni popolari (Palermo)-

Sources: A. Panaino, Encyclopaedia Iranica 4, 1990, 760, with more details in *Atti dell’Accad. Peloritana 73, 1997, 135-160; not in D.B.I., no data in Gli studi orientali in Italia 1861-1911.

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