Italian Assyriologist; born at Correggio, 1847; died at Florence, 1872. While studying law at the University of Bologna he devoted himself to languages, and especially to the Assyrian language and literature, on which he lectured before the Istituto di Studi Superiori of Florence. He founded with Paolo Mantegazza the Archivio di Etnologia e di Antropologia; was one of the founders of the Italian Oriental Society, subsequently transformed into the Accademia Orientale, and finally into the Soeietà Asiatica Italiana. He is the author of "Alcuni Recenti Studi Intorno All' Archeologia Etrusca," and of "Il Brahuî: Saggio di Etnologia Linguistica" (Florence, 1870).
- De Gubernatis, Matériaux pour Servir à l'Histoire des Etudes Orientales en Italie, pp. 426-428;
- Boccardo, Enciclopedia.