Biography of Leonardo Admi (1691-1719)

Italian philologist, born in Tuscany in 1691 and died in Rome in 1719. Having taken part in an uprising of students, he/she fled to Liorna and engaged in a French Corsair. He/She toured the coast of Barbary, and having been taken prisoner by the Dutch, could escape and get to France. After 26 months of absence he/she returned to his homeland and won forgiveness from his family. Applied to the study of Greek, Hebrew and Syrian languages back to Rome, and made such progress, which appointed him curator of the library of Cardinal Temperiali in 1717. He/She died at the age of two. He/She left written a history of the Arcadia and other works of merit.