Forcellini Egidio, an Italian lexicographer, was born August 26, 1688, at Fener, a village near Padua. As his family was poor, it was only towards manhood that he wag able to begin the regular course of study in the seminary at Padua. His industry and success in studying Latin gained the confidence of Facciolati (q.v.), who associated him with his labors especially in preparing the Totius Latinitatis Lexicon, consilio et cura Jac. Facciolati, opera et studio AEg.
Forcellini Lucubratum (Padua, 1771). The excellence of this great work is largely. attributed to Forcellini. He died April 4, 1768. SEE FACCIOLATI.