Ippolito Rosellini, an Italian Egyptologist, born in Pisa, Aug. 13, 1800, died in Florence, June 4, 1843. In 1824 he was appointed professor of oriental languages in the university of Pisa. He became a disciple of Champollion in the study of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and when in 1824-'6 that scholar examined the Egyptian monuments in the capitals of Italy, Rosellini attended him, and returned with him to Paris. In 1827 the grand duke of Tuscany, Leopold II., sent him and six companions to explore the monuments of Egypt; and he joined Champollion's party sent out at the same time by the government of France on a similar expedition. The results of both expeditions were to appear conjointly; but on the death of Champollion in 1832, Rosellini took sole charge of the publication, the last volumes of which were completed after his death by friends. After his return to Pisa he was appointed librarian of the university, and in 1839 he began a series of archaeological lectures; but in 1841 he gave up all other labor to devote himself to Egyptology. His great work is entitled I monumenti dell' Egitto e delta Nubia (9 vols. 8vo with 3 vols. fol. of plates, Pisa, 1832-'43).