Italian archaeologist, theologian and astronomer. Born 13. 12. 1662 in Verona, died 2. 3. 1729 in Rome. 1673–1680 schooling at Jesuit College of San Luigi in Bologna; 1680–1684 studied theology at Univ. of Padua; from 1684 in Rome, active as universal scholar and official of the Papal Curia; named honorary member of the Royal Academies of Paris (1705) and London (1712). Appreciated in 1735 in the Vita di Monsignor Francesco Bianchini Veronese by Alessandro Mazzoleni.