Andrea Argoli

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Andrea Argoli

Andrea Argoli[1] (1570–1657), born in Tagliacozzo, was a versatile Italian scholar. He was a jurist, mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and medical writer.[2] His father was Ottavio and his son, Giovanni.[3]

He was professor of mathematics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, from 1622 to 1627, and then the University of Padua 1632 to 1657. His astrology pupils may have included Placido Titi,[4] and Giambattista Zenno, astrologer to Wallenstein.

1659 title page of one of Argoli's books.


  1. ^ Also Andreas, Andreae; Argolus, Argolo.
  2. ^ The Pandosion sphaericum of 1644, a large-scale geocentriccosmography [1], includes also description of the circulation of the blood following Jan de Wale.
  3. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Baigent, Michael. "Placidus and the Rosicrucian Connection."

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