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Antonio Magliabechi (Magliabechi)

Born: 1633 AD
Died: 1714 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Librarians, Scholars


1633 - Born on October 20 at Florence, son of Marco Magliabechi, burgher, and Ginevra Baldorietta.


1673 - He became librarian to Grand Duke Cosimo III of Tuscany.


         - He became the central figure of literary life in Florence.


1714 - Died at the age of 81, at the monastery of Sta. Maria Novella.


         - He left his books (30,000 volumes) to the Grand Duke to be used as a public library; his fortune went to the poor.


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