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Ennio Quirino Visconti (1751–1818)

Visconti, Ennio Quirino (vis-kon’tē). An Italian archæologist; born at Rome, Nov. 1, 1751; died on Feb. 7, 1818. In his fourteenth year he translated into Italian verse the ‘Hecuba’ of Euripides. His greatest work is ‘Grecian Iconography’ (3 vols., 1808). He visited London at the invitation of Lord Elgin to inspect the Elgin Marbles, 1817, and wrote ‘Memoirs on the Works of Sculpture from the Parthenon’ (1818).