Ferrante Aporti (born November 20, 1791 in San Martino dall'Argine , † November 14, 1858 in Turin ) was an Italian educator and theologian .
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)
- Constantin von Wurzbach : Aporti, Ferrante . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 1st part. University printing house L. C. Zamarski (formerly JP Sollinger), Vienna 1856, p. 53 ( digitized version ).
- Edward Pace: Ferrante Aporti in: Catholic Encyclopedia , Volume 1, New York, Robert Appleton Company, 1907, online
- Cristina Sideri: Ferrante Aporti: sacerdote, italiano, educatore: biografia del fondatore delle scuole infantili in Italia sulla base di nuova documentazione inedita , F. Angeli, 1999
- Simonetta Polenghi, Aportiana , in “History of Education & Children's Literature”, 2009, 2, pp. 387-396
- ^ The BLKÖ gives November 21, 1793 as the date of birth.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian educator and theologian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 20, 1791|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||San Martino dall'Argine|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 14, 1858|
|Place of death||Turin|