Calepino (or Dacalepio), Ambrogio

Calepino (Or d'Acalepio), Ambrogio an Augustine monk, was born at Bergamo, June 6,1435. He 'was descended from an old Italian family of Calepio, whence he took his name. He died Nov. 30,1511. He devoted his whole life to the composition of a polyglot dictionary first printed at Reggio in 1502. This great work was afterwards augmented by Passerat and others. The most complete edition was published at Basle in 1590; in eleven languages. The best edition is that published in Padua, in 1772, in seven languages.-Ency. Brit. 9th ed. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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