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PAPINI TARTAGNI, NICCOLÒ

Historian, b. San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, 1751; d. Terni, Dec. 16, 1834. He served as minister general of the Franciscan Conventuals (180309). He was a contemporary and successor of Giovanni Giacinto sbaraglia in the historical research on the franciscans, and his published works are all in the area of Franciscan history. These include Etruria francescana (part 1a, Siena 1787; part 2a, unpublished), Notizie sicure della morte, sepoltura, canonizzazione e traslazione di s. Francesco e del ritrovamento del di lui corpo (Florence 1822; Foligno 1824), Storia del Perdono di Assisi (Florence 1824), Storia di S. Francesco d' Assisi (2 v. Foligno 182527, 3d unedited) and "Index Fratrum Minorum Conventualium qui scientias et artes, conducti, publice tradiderunt," Miscellanea Francescana 31 (1931); 32 (1932). His unpublished bibliographical works can be found in the archives of the general curia of the Franciscan Conventuals in Rome. They are in a folio volume, Cod.c. 128, Appendix

ad supplementum scriptorum Franciscanorum P. M. Hyacinthi Sbaraglia; scriptores ordinis minorum conventualium ab anno 1650 ad annum 1820, which also includes a supplementary appendix and a second essay continuing the list to the year 1830. A manuscript, I et II Index onomasticus scriptorum universae Franciscanae familiae seu trium ordinum S. Francisci ab origine usque ad annum MCDL, dated 1828, is in the collections of the National Library of Florence, No. II ii, 181.

Bibliography: d. sparacio, "Gli studi di storia e i minori conventuali," Miscellanea Francescana 20 (1919) 5664.

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Papini Tartagni, Niccolò

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