Having completed his studies first with a private tutor and then at the School of Pisa, he became a man of letters, a biographer, a priest and canon of the Cathedral of Florence. Brother of the more famous Anton Maria, he too was a poet, headed the Academy of the Crusca and was a member of Arcadia. He published, in addition to various verse collections, a Vita di Lorenzo Magalotti ("Life of Francesco Redi") and a Vita di Lorenzo Magalotti ("Life of Lorenzo Magalotti"). He read the funeral oration at the death of Gian Gastone (1671-1737), the last Medici Archduke. Among the Fasti consolari dell'Accademia fiorentina ("Scholarly Splendors of the Florentine Academy", Florence, 1711), he published a collection of the biographies of all the men who had guided it, as well as a posthumous Racconto istorico della vita di Galileo Galilei ("Narrative History of the Life of Galileo Galilei") by Vincenzo Viviani.
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