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Se conservan pocos datos sobre este religioso franciscano. Parece que nació a comienzos de la centuria ilustrada en –y eso sí es seguro– la Ciudad de México. Llegó a ser capellán del Hospital Real de esa ciudad y catedrático de lengua otomí en el Real y Pontificio Colegio Seminario Tridentino de Puebla (más conocido como Colegio Palafoxiano de Puebla). Su testamento está fechado en 1784, por lo que se postula que esta podría ser la fecha de su deceso.
Su obra, Reglas de orthographía, diccionario y arte del idioma otomí […], fue publicada originalmente en 1767 y reeditada en 1863. Unos años antes, en 1841, había sido traducida al italiano e impresa en Roma. En 1975 se publicó su edición facsimilar.
Grammatica della lingua otomi esposta in italiano dal conte Enea Silvio Vicenzo Piccolimini, Tipografia di Propaganda Fide, Roma, 1841.
Jaime Peña Arce
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