, or Sassi [Joseph Anthony), an ecclesiastical historian, was born at Milan in 1673. He for some time taught the belles lettres in his native city, and afterwards was employed as a missionary. In 1703 he was admitted a doctor of the Ambrosian college at Milan, and eight years afterwards was appointed director of that college, and keeper fits fine library. He died about 1756. He was author | of many theological, historical, and chronological works, among which are, 1. “Epistola ad Card. Quirium de Literatura Mediolanensium,” 4to. 2. “De Studiis Mediolanensium Antiquis et Novis,Milan, 1729. 3. “Archiepiscoporum Mediolanensium Series critico-chronologica,” ibid. 1756, 4to. 4- “St. Caroli Borromei Homilise, prefatione et notis,1747, &c. 5 vols. fol. Some of the works of Saxi have been inserted in the collection “Rerum Italicarum Scriptores” by Muratori. 1