GATTI, Stanislao

GATTI, Stanislao. Naples 1820 — Benevento 4.2.1870. Italian Philosopher – one of the Napoletan Hegelians – also interested in Indology. Son of St.G. and Marianna De Nigro. Educated in Naples. Although he knew some Sanskrit, he leaned heavily on German and English translations.

Publications: Transl.: Nala e Damaianti. Napoli 1858-59; Il Bhagavad-Gita: poema metafisico indiano, tradotto. 67+206 p. Napoli 1859; both appeared originally in the journal Museo di scienza e letteratura, where also “Descrizione della state di Kalidasa” 1855 and “Storia di Amba” 1856.

Philosophical writings, esp. Della filosofia in Italia. Naples 1846.

Sources: No details available, not in Arch. biogr. ital. 1st & 2nd series; only his book is mentioned in Gli studi orientali in Italia 1861–1911. De Gubernatis in “Cenni” mentions him as dead. Schwentner (ZDMG 91, 1937, 448) and Pisani (ibid. 733f.) add nothing to this. G. Pugliese Carratelli, La conoscenza dell’ Asia 2, 1985, 5f. Finally full account by G. Patella was found in www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/stanislao-gatti_(Dizionario_Biografico)/; bibliography in www.paolomalerba.it/Malusa/Testi/Gatti.htm; in 2020 he has already got an article in Italian Wikipedia.

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