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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
all Italian ecclesiastic, noted especially as all antiquarian, was born November, 1689, at Capua. He received holy orders, and was at once provided with a canonry at the Cathedral of Capua. He died at Naples Nov. 29, 1763. Among his archaeological works we mention, Della Via Appia riconlosciuta e descritia da Roma a Brindisi (Naples, 1745, 4to); this work is ornamented with plans and maps, and is full of varied erudition: — Di una Moneta singolare del T'iranno Giovanni (ibid. 1748, 8vo); explanation of a medal, the only one of its kind, of a usurper who was proclaimed emperor in 423: — Della Origine della Metropolia ecclesiastica di Capoa (ibid. 1758, 4to). Pratilli published an edition, enriched with unpublished documents, dissertations, and a life of the author, of the Historia Principum Longobardorum of C. Pellegrini (ibid. 1749-54, 5 vols. 4to). He left in manuscript a History of the Norman Princes, in 6 vols. See Nomi illustri del Regno di Napoli, vol. 9. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gé neralé, s.v.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Pratilli, Francesco-Maria'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/pratilli-francesco-maria.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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