Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Clavigero, Francesco Saverio, was born at Vera Cruz in 1720. He spent thirty-five years in Mexico chiefly as a Jesuit missionary, and collected a vast amount of historical and antiquarian information. On the suppression of the Order there in 1767 he came to Europe, and settling at Cesena in Italy, compiled his Storia Antica del Messico, which was published in 1780. He died in 1793.