Italian historian and archaeologist. Born Rome 13. 4. 1633, died there 12. 7. 1698, buried in the church of S. Lorenzo in Damaso. Studied law at the Univ. of Rome; 1667 laureato in utroque iure at the Univ. of Macerata; then changed to archaeological disciplines. Worked at Apostolic Chancellery as magister brevium gratiae. 1671 founded Academy of Ecclesiastical History at Rome and in 1679 an Academy of Sciences under the patronage of Queen Christina of Sweden. Member from 1691 of the Accademia dell’Arcadia.