LONGHENA, Mario

LONGHENA, Mario. Parma 24.5.1876 — Bologna 25.2.1967. Italian Politician interested in Indology. Studies at Bologna. Son of Paolo L., a Garibaldian. Teacher (professor) in Agrigento, then at R. Ginnasio Marco Minghetti in Bologna. Retired 1939. As socialist active in politics, forced to silence during the fascist regime. After war again in Partito Socialdemocratico. In 1949–57 head of Italian Red Cross.

Publications: “Appendici” in SFII 4, 1901 (Cartografia antiqua dell’ India), 1-56, and SFII 5, 1905, 24+56 pp.

ed. Viaggi in Persia, India e Java di Nicolo de Conti. Milano 1929.

Sources: Gli studi orientali in Italia 1861–1911; Italian Wikipedia.

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