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Antonio Magliabechi

Born: 1633 AD
Died: 1714 AD
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.