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Vettori, Francesco
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Italian antiquarian, collector of antiquities and glyptologist. Born Ispello (Umbria) 1692 or 1693, died 1770. Studied in Rome at Collegio Nazareno; from 1757 prefect (curator) of the Museo Sacro in Rome.

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The details of V.’s biography are mostly obscure [13. 211]; [16. 79, 116]. He completed his studies in Rome at the Collegio Nazareno [11]. As a glyptologist, he was acquainted with Johann Joachim Winckelmann, who respected his work; V. owned a series of signed gems of which prints were also f…

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Hermanns, Marcus Heinrich, “Vettori, Francesco”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00724>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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