Clavigero, Francesco Saverio, 1731-1787

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The "history of Mexico. Collected from Spanish and Mexican historians, from manuscripts, and ancient paintings of the Indians" was published in two volumes with volume 1 containing books 1-7 and volume 2 containing 8-10.

From the description of Historia de Mexico manuscript, [17--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64038986

Jesuit scholar, historian, and linguist.

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Clavigero was a gifted student of classical, modern, and native languages, philosophy, and history; and after joining the Jesuit order in 1748, he authored many religious and historical treatises. When the Jesuits were expelled from Mexico in 1767, Clavigero settled in Italy, and began compiling material for his Storia antica del Messico, which he published in Italian in Cesena in 1780-81 and which established his reputation as an accurate and objective historian. In spite of poor health, Clavigero managed to finish a history of Baja California, Storia della California, in 1786, a year before his death.

From the description of Historia de la antigua ó Baja California / obra postuma de D. Francisco Xavier Clavijero : traducida del italiano. [ca. 1800] (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32787718

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associatedWith Bancroft, Kate. person
associatedWith Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1579-1660) person
associatedWith Clavegio, Francesco Saverio, 1731-1787. person
associatedWith Cortés, Hernán 1485-1547. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith García de San Vicente, Nicolás. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Jesuits corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Ramírez, V. person
associatedWith Ronan, Charles E. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Calendar, Mexican
Evangelistic work
Indians of Mexico
Indians of Mexico
Indians of North America
Indians of North America


Birth 1731-09-09

Death 1787-04-02


Spanish; Castilian



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