Baeli, Francis

, a native of Milazzo in Sicily, was born in 1639, and cultivated with success the dissimilar studies of mathematics and poetry. After travelling from 1660 to 1680 over most parts of Europe, he remained for some years at Paris and Madrid, and then returned to his native country, where he produced two dramatic pieces, the “Temple of Tempe,” and “Polixenes,” and published “Odes,” “Sonnets,” and an “Historical account of the City of Messina,” Francfort, 1676. The time of his death is uncertain. 3