Forcellini, Egidio
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Italian philologist. Born Fener or Campo (now part of Alano di Piavo, province of Belluno), 26. 8. 1688, died there 5. 4. 1768. 1704 entered seminary at Padua. 1718 began work on Totius Latinitatis Lexicon. 1724–1731 prof. of rhetoric at seminary of Ceneda and its director. Completed Totius Latinitatis Lexicon in 1761.

Career and works

F. came from a poor background, and in 1704 he entered the seminary of Padua, where he was employed by the future school director, Jacobo Facciolati, only a few…

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Beck, Marcus, “Forcellini, Egidio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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