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Mai, Angelo

(än`jālō mī), 1782–1854, Italian philologist and, from 1838, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. As an official at the Ambrosian Library in Milan and the Vatican Library, he discovered and published many manuscripts, some of them highly valuable. His most famous discovery was Cicero's De republica.
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Alla prima sezione (3-246), riservata agli interventi del convegno, segue infatti una seconda parte (249-410), volta a raccogliere le schede biografiche dei marchigiani (sia di nascita, come Ignazio Guerrieri, che volse in latino All'Italia, Sopra il monumento di Dante e Ad Angelo Mai, sia d'adozione, come il tipografo Arcangelo Sartori, che funse da mediatore tra Leopardi, Brighenti e Stella) con cui la famiglia Leopardi entro in rapporto.
2306) was recognized by the nineteenth-century scholar and prefect of the Vatican Library, Cardinal Angelo Mai. On this see Cozza; and Diller, 1975, 19-22.