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Tommaso Ubicini was a Franciscan missionary in the Levant He was born at Novara, and entered young into the order of Friar-minors. He was named guardian of the Franciscan convent in Jerusalem ; and, during a residence of many years, made himself master, in addition to Hebrew and Chaldee, of the Syriac, Arabic, and Coptic languages. The latter years of his life were 6pent in the convent of Sail Pietro in Montorio at Rome; where, besides publishing several works upon these languages, he taught them to the students of his order His great work, Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latinus was not published till J 636, several years after his death.
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