Ferrante Aporti

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Ferrante Aporti (born November 20, 1791 in San Martino dall'Argine , † November 14, 1858 in Turin ) was an Italian educator and theologian .

Ferrante Aporti


Ferrante Aporti was born in the province of Mantua , Italy. First he devoted himself to theology and was ordained a priest . Then, from 1816, he stayed in Vienna for three years . In 1818 he became professor of church history in Cremona .

In Cremona, Aporti was appointed director of primary schools from 1822 . Since 1827 he also built his own schools, especially for poor children. This received little attention at first, but was later received with praise. His principle of school was adopted in other cities. He checked the schools built on his model elsewhere.

At the University of Turin , Aporti gave lectures in which he conveyed his school method. The lectures were particularly attended by teachers. Because of his services, he was accepted into the French Legion of Honor in 1846 . In 1848 Victor Emanuel II also accepted him into the Senato della Repubblica . In 1855 he was appointed rector of the University of Turin, which he remained until shortly before his death in 1858.

Aporti was 66 years old. He wrote school books for elementary schools, but also an award-winning church history work called Storia ecclesiastica cremonese .


  • Il manuale per le scuole infantili (Cremona 1833)
  • Storia ecclesiastica cremonese (1835, two parts)
  • Sillabario per l'infanzia (Cremona 1837)


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  1. ^ The BLKÖ gives November 21, 1793 as the date of birth.