Peyron, Amadeo

Peyron, Amadeo a famous Italian Orientalist and antiquarian, was born at Turin, October 2, 1785. In 1815 he succeeded his former teacher, the abbot Valperga di Caltlso, as professor of Oriental languages at Turin, and he died April 27, 1870. He is especially known by his Lexicon Linguac Copticce (Turin, 1835) and Grammatica Linguae Copticae (1841); besides, he wrote a number of essays, published in the Memorie of the Turin Academy of Sciences. (B.P.)

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