Ruffini, Francesco

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Ruffini, Francesco

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Francesco Ruffini was born in Lessolo Canavese, Italy, in 1863. He was a teacher at Pavia and Genoa, before becoming professor in Turin, first in legal history, then in ecclesiastical law with a particular focus on religious freedom and freedom rights in general. From 1910 until 1913, he served as Rector of the University of Turin. He was appointed a Senator in 1914. From June 1916 until October 1917, he served as Minister of Education. A member of numerous learned societies, he was President of the Academy of Sciences of Turin from 1918 until 1922.

From 1922 until December 1925, Ruffini was a member of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation (ICIC). In 1925 he was among the signatories of an anti-fascist manifesto of intellectuals. From 1926 until 1930, Ruffini was a member of the Sub-Committee on Intellectual Rights at the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation (IIIC), which worked on questions of scientific property. Ruffini died in 1934.


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Franceso Ruffini was a member of the ICIC.

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Created by Marie Caillot 28/10/2011. English version by Jan Stöckmann 12-08-2015.




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  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1: boîte 6. IICI. A. I. 42. Correspondance avec M. Ruffini, membre de la CICI. (1925-1934). 11 pièces.
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  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1, IIIC name index cards

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