Foggini Pietro Francisco

Foggini Pietro Francisco, an Italian archaeologist, was born in 1713 at Florence, devoted himself to the Church, and was made doctor at Pisa. In 1741 he published De primis Florentinorum Apostolis, and an edition of Virgil (Florence, 4to). In 1742 Foggini accepted an invitation from Bottari, second librarian of the Vatican, to come to. Rome, where Benedict XIV gave him a place in the pontifical academy of history, and made him sub-librarian at the Vatican. In 1775 he succeeded Bottari as librarian. He died at Rome May 31, 1783. He devoted great part of his life to the ;study,. of the MSS. of the Vatican; and published, besides the works already mentioned, Epiphanius, De. XII gemmis, etc. (Rome, 1743, 4to):—Epiphanius Salomo, Comment. in Calet. (Rome, 1750, 4to): — Appendix Historiae Byzantinae (Rome, 1777). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 18:35.

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