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


Muratori, Ludovico Antonio, was born in 1672. He was trained in archaeology by Bacchini, the Duke of Modena's librarian. Entering the priesthood, he obtained employment in the Ambrosian Library at Milan, where he published his Anecdota or extracts from historical manuscripts. In 1700 he succeeded his patron at Modena. His enemies accused him of heresy, but Pope Benedict XIV. extended to him his protection, and he retained his position, dying in 1750. Among his numerous works may be mentioned Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, 500-1500 A.D., Novus Thesaurus Veterum Inscriptionum, Antiquitates Italiae Medii AEvi, and Annali d'Italia.