Giovanni Demisiani

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Giovanni Demisiani
Born Zakynthos
Died 1614
Nationality Greek
Fields Mathematics, chemistry
Known for Lincean, naming the Telescope.

Giovanni Demisiani (Greek: Ἰωάννης Δημησιάνος; died 1614), a Greek from Zakynthos, was a theologian, chemist, mathematician to Cardinal Gonzaga, and member of the Accademia dei Lincei.[1][2] Demisiani is noted for coining the name telescope (from the Greek τῆλε, tele "far" and σκοπεῖν, skopein "to look or see") for a version of the instrument presented by Galileo Galilei to the Accademia dei Lincei at a banquet honoring Galileo’s induction into the Accademia in 1611.[2]

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