Fabrizio Angelo Pennacchietti (1938), professor emeritus of the University of Turin, fellow of
the Academy of Sciences of Turin, and member of Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj, read at
the universities of Turin, Rome and Munich. He took part as an epigraphist in archaeological
missions in Turkey, Malta and Iraq. He taught Semitic philology at the University Ca' Foscari in
Venice and at the University of Turin.
For several years he taught Arabic as a substitute and was charged with the teaching of Interlinguistics and Esperantology at the University of Turin. He devoted himself to Greek epigraphy, Phoenician-Pzaunic and Aramaic epigraphy, Neo- Aramaic dialectology, and comparative semitics, in particular to the history of the syntax of Semitic languages.
Moreover he dealt with historical topography and comparative literature of Near East, focusing narrative themes common to Jews, Christians and Muslims speaking Semitic languages.
In 2006 and 2008 appeared two Festschriften in honour of him.