GRAZIOSI, Paolo

GRAZIOSI, Paolo. Florence 2.11.1907 — Florence 1988. Italian Anthropologist and Archaeologist. Son of painter Giuseppe Gr. Studied from 1925 at Florence. From 1936 taught at Università di Firenze, then as Professore di paletnologia e di antropologia in 1944-77. In 1939-53 also taught at Pisa. Participated in excavations in Italy and…

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GIROLAMO DA SANTO STEFANO

GIROLAMO DA SANTO STEFANO. 14?? — 15??. Italian (Genoan) Merchant and Traveller. Son of n.n. and Susanna Mainieri. In 1494 he left Genoa, together with Girolamo Adorno, for the East on a commercial venture. They went via Cairo to the Red Sea and from Aden to Bengal, then to Ceylon and Coromandel coast…

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GARGANO, Antonio

GARGANO, Antonio. 1914 — 1997. Italian Indologist. Ph.D. He collaborated with Tucci in the 1950s, in 1979 General Secretary of IsMEO. Called Professor. Publications: “Una nuova leggenda di Śūdraka nel Ratnakaraṇḍaka”, RSO 26, 1951, 71-86. – “L’IsMEO ei rapporti culturali italo-iraniani”, Il veltro. Rivista della civiltà italiana 14, 1970, 189-195. – Edited with…

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COSTA, Giulio

COSTA, Giulio. Imola 1901 — Mendal, Tura, Meghalaya 16/17.4.1970. S.D.B. Father. Italian Catholic Missionary in Assam. Worked in Khasi Hills (1936), then in Tura in West Garo Hills, altogether 45 years, until death. Murdered during night. Publications: “The Garo Code of Law”, Anthropos 49, 1954, 1041-1066. Sources: Obituary By St. Ferrando in…

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CIPRIANI, Lidio

CIPRIANI, Lidio. Florence 17.3.1892 — Florence 8.10.1962. Italian Anthropologist. Son of Cesare C. Matriculated from Florence 1907. After army service 1915-19 studies of natural sciences at Florence. Ph.D. 1923 in Anthropology. Further studies in Paris and London. From 1926 Docente, then Professor of Anthropology at Florence. Cipriani was an old-fashioned…

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ANATRIELLO, Pasquale

ANATRIELLO, Pasquale. 1912 — 1986. Father. Italian Missionary of P.I.M.E. and Burmese Scholar. Ph.D. Rome 1969. In 1951-60 parish priest of Loikaw in Karen area. Publications: “‘Vipassana ’ un metodo di meditazione buddista”, Rivista di ascetica e mistica 1, 1966, ??-??; other articles. – Buddismo Birmano. 157 p. Napoli 1969 (a…

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VINCENZO MARIA DI SANTA CATERINA DA SIENA

VINCENZO MARIA DI SANTA CATERINA DA SIENA (lay Antonio Murchio di Bormio). Bormio 1626 — Rome 5.11.1679. Father. Italian Carmelite, Procurator of his order. In 1656 sent by Pope Alexander VII and Propaganda Fide to India to inspect Catholic mission in Goa and Kerala. Used land route via Turkey and Persia. Returned via Muskat to Rome in 1658.…

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TADDEI, Maurizio

TADDEI, Maurizio. Rome 3.3.1936 — Rome 5.2.2000. Italian Art Historian and Archaeologist of South Asia. Professor in Naples. Studies at La Sapienza in Rome, graduated 1961 Under Bussagli). In 1964-74 worked in Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale (Rome), in 1967-77 Director of Italian Missione archeologica in Pakistan. From 1968 Professor incaricato…

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SEBASTIANI, Leopoldo

SEBASTIANI, Leopoldo. Rome 1770 — Rome 5.9.1843. Italian Missionary. Son of Vincenzo S. Worked as sub-librarian in Vatican before taking missionary career, working for Propaganda Fide. Before 1821 he had spent ten years in Turkey and, after a brief sejour in Rome, five in Persia and Afghanistan (1803-1808) and five…

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RUBINO, Giovanni Antonio

RUBINO, Giovanni Antonio. Strambino (Turin) 1.3.1578 — Mount Unzen (Nagasaki), Japan 16.3.1643. S.J. Italian Missionary in India. Novice 1596, studies in Milano. Sailed from Lisbon in 1602. Ordained priest 1605 in Goa. Worked in Jesuit academies in Goa, Madras (1613-17), Cochin (1617-19, 1627-37), Colombo (1619-23), Tuticorin (1623-27), teaching mathematics, soon also theology.…

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