Giovanni Antonelli

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Giovanni Antonelli
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Born (1818-10-01)1 October 1818
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy
Died 14 January 1872(1872-01-14) (aged 53)
Florence, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Astronomy

Giovanni Antonelli (1 October 1818 – 14 January 1872) was an Italian scientist, astronomer and engineer.[1]

Antonelli was born in Pistoia, Tuscany. A Catholic priest, he was director of the Ximenian Observatory of Florence from 1851 until his death.

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Stiattesi Necr.: Bull. Boncompagni 5 (1872), 253–276
  2. ^ Giovanni Antonelli. Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Further reading[edit]

N. Tommaseo Giovanni Antonelli: Commemorazione (1872) (in Italian)