Alessandro Marchetti (mathematician)

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Alessandro Marchetti
Born (1633-03-17)17 March 1633
Empoli, Italy
Died 6 September 1714(1714-09-06) (aged 81)
Pisa, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Mathematics

Alessandro Marchetti (17 March 1633 – 6 September 1714) was an Italian mathematician, noted for criticizing some conclusions of Guido Grandi, a student of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli who was influenced by Galileo and Aristotle.[1]

In 1669 Marchetti completed the first known Italian vernacular translation of Lucretius' Epicurean epic poem De Rerum Natura. He was denied permission to publish his translation, entitled Della Natura delle Cose, but it circulated widely in manuscript form before its first printing in 1717.


  1. ^ Edoardo Benvenuto (1991). An introduction to the history of structural mechanics: statics and resistance of solids. Springer. pp. 241 ff. ISBN 978-0-387-96227-6. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 


  • Jonathan Israel, Radical Enlightenment, Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-19-925456-9.
  • Cosmo Gordon, A Bibliography of Lucretius, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969. ASIN B000OJYRQ0.