Giuseppe Moletti

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Giuseppe Moletti (1531–1588) was an Italian mathematician best known for his Dialogo intorno alla Meccanica (Dialogue on Mechanics). Though an obscure figure today, he was a renowned mathematician during his lifetime, and was even consulted by Pope Gregory XIII on his new calendar.[1]

He held the mathematics chair at the University of Padua, preceding Galileo, who had sent him his theorems on the centre of gravity.