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The Life Of Cardinal Mezzofanti

The Life Of Cardinal Mezzofanti

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Published by Longman, Brown and Co. .
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  On 12 February, , he was created cardinal under the title of St. Onofrio al Gianicolo; he was also a member of the congregations of the Propaganda, of Rites, of the Index, and of the Examination of Bishops. The events of undermined his already enfeebled health, and a combination of pneumonia and gastric fever put an end to his life. MEZZOFANTI, GIUSEPPE Cardinal, linguist; b. Bologna, Sept. 17, ; d. Rome, Ma His father was a poor carpenter. Gifted with a prodigious memory, in boyhood he learned Latin, Greek, Spanish, and Swedish. As a seminarian he mastered Hebrew, Arabic, and other Oriental languages. After ordination (), he taught Arabic at the University of Bologna, but .

  Back in I posted about Michael Erard’s book on hyperpolyglots, Babel No More, and briefly mentioned Cardinal Mezzofanti; now the Public Domain Review has a post, The Polyglot of Bologna, in which Erard describes his research on Mezzofanti. Without a doubt, the most important book in English devoted to Cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti (), the . TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY. ”0. 7. Ap The Rev. T. OSWALD COCKAYNE, M.A., in the Chair. The following Paper was read: ‘‘ On M. Manavit’s Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti ;” by THOMAS WATTS, Esq. Two years ago I read before the Philological Society a Paper on the extraordinary powers of Cardinal Mezzofanti as a linguist. It consisted .

  MEZZOFANTI, GIUSEPPE CASPAR (), Italian cardinal and linguist, was born on the 17th of September , at Bologna, and educated there. He was ordained priest in , and in the same year became professor of Arabic in the university, but shortly afterwards was deprived for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Cisalpine Republic.   Without a doubt, the most important book in English devoted to Cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti (), the polyglot of Bologna, is The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti, written by an Irish priest, Charles William Russell, and published in When I first began research on hyperpolyglots, I knew I was going to have to spend considerable time with Russell’s book.


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Mezzofanti, or Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, was an old Italian Cardinal and famed polyglot who spoke around 38 languages with was born in and died in Mezzofanti had no access to any of the technology we have today, and still managed to learn more languages than *% of people ever have in never even left Italy either.

Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti 19 September — 15 March was an Italian cardinal and famed hyperpolyglot. Nutty marked it as to-read The life of cardinal Mezzofanti; with an intr. Page – Crudities. Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti was an Italian cardinal and famed hyperpolyglot.

He spoke perfectly 40 languages and had a medium knowledge of other 30 languages. His father, Francis Mezzofanti, a native of the same city, was of very humble extraction, and by trade a carpenter. Though almost entirely uneducated, Francis Mezzofanti is described by the few who.

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In the Scuole Pie, besides the classical languages, he learned Spanish, German, Mexican, and some South American dialects from ex-. Mezzofanti, GIUSEPPE, cardinal, the greatest of polyglots, ; d.

Ma He was the son of a poor carpenter of Bologna. In the Scuole Pie, besides the classical languages, he learned Spanish, German, Mexican, and some South American dialects from ex-Jesuits who had been exiled from America.Buy The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti by Charles William Russell (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.Mezzofanti's life centres in his wonderful power of acquiring languages, and a knack of using his acquisitions for purposes of self-display. Though living as a public character during the half century which began with Bonaparte's invasion of Italy, and ended with the flight of the present Pope and the establishment of Mazzini's Roman Republic, the most prominent incidents of .