Leonardo Ximenes

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Leonardo Ximenes
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Born (1716-12-27)27 December 1716
Trapani, Italy
Died 14 May 1786(1786-05-14) (aged 69)
Florence, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Mathematics

Leonardo Ximenes (27 December 1716 – 4 May 1786) was a famous Italian jesuit [1] mathematician, engineer, astronomer and geographer from Sicily.

After having attended a Jesuit school, he became a mathematician, a hydraulic and civil engineer, and was an eminently respected astronomer in his day. The astronomical observatory, Osservatorio Ximeniano in Florence, is named after him in recognition of his services to the field.

Terza memoria idrometrica



  1. ^ [1]XIMENES, Leonardo Enciclopedia Italiana (1937).