Sacchini, Francesco, an Italian historian, was born in the year 1570 at Paciono, near Perugia. In 1688 he joined the Order of Jesuits, and taught in Rome. He was for seven years the secretary of Vitelleschi, general of his order. His writings were principally historical, as Historia Soc. Jesu (5 vols. fol.; the list three of these were published after his death). He also published a volume of sermons, and an Italian translation of the life of Paulin de Nole, by Rosweyde. He died at Rome Dec. 16, 1625.