1 October 1818|
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy
|Died||14 January 1872
In 1858 he installed a lightning rod designed by himself and Filippo Cecchi on the Florence cathedral. Again with Father Cecchi, he collaborated in the design of a prototype of internal combustion engine with Nicolò Barsanti and Felice Matteucci. Father Antonelli wrote numerous treatises, concerning various arguments from astronomy to mathematics, hydraulics and others; he also published a comment to astronomical passages in the Divine Comedy.
N. Tommaseo Giovanni Antonelli: Commemorazione (1872) (in Italian)