Authorised form of nameBottoni; Domenico (1641 - c1721); physician
Other forms of surnameBottone
Dates1641 - c1721
Place of birthLentini, Kingdom of Sicily, [modern day Italy], Europe
Date of birth6 October 1641
Date of deathc. 1721
Research fieldMedicine
Jesuit College in Messina; Messina University (MB 1658?)
Physician to the University of Messina; Physician to Simone Carafa, Archbishop of Messina and to the Viceroy, the Marchese di Villafranca; Physician in the Ospedale dei Pelligrini, Palermo; Chief Physician to the Viceroy of Naples (under an assumed name, as the post was reserved for natives of the City); Professor of Philosophy at Naples for four years; returned to Messina (1692); Physician to the Reale Albergo, a quasi-quarantine station for foreign sailors
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election23/10/1695
Age at election54
Other Royal Society activityHis work on the earthquake in Messina was recommended for publicaton and reviewed in the 'Philosophical Transactions' (1724);
Occasional correspondent on natural philosophy
RelationshipsParents: Niccolò Bottone and Camilla Catanzaro e Caruso
Married: Filippa Raimonda
Children: Mario Saverio Bottone
Published worksRCN: 29451
RCN: 29452
RCN: 29453
General contextBottoni enjoyed a considerable rank amongst the physicians in Messina and Naples and it was towards the end of his stay in Naples that he published his most well-known work, 'Pyrologia topographica' (1692), in which he analytically studied fire. Bottoni was close friends with Marcello Malpighi (FRS 1669), who passed along the Royal Society's request for observations on an earthquake in Messina in 1693. Bottoni published extensively on a variety of medical topics, including that of contagion and infectious diseases.
Bulloch's Roll; Hunter; DBI; Adelmann
Year of death from Hunter. Exact death date unknown, though a letter addressed to him in June 1721 indicates it is later than this. Some sources have 1698 as date of death.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA10013
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
LBO/11B/28Copy letter from Hans Sloane to Domenico Bottoni1695
CLP/22ii/9Paper, Account of Dominic Bottoni's 'Animadversiones apologetica quod sanguis non sit anima et venae sectio omnino necessaria ad salutem [Apologetic observations because blood is not animated and surgery of the blood-vessels is entirely necessary to safety]' by [Johann] Steigertahl[1724]
CLP/22ii/10Paper, Account of Dominic Bottoni's 'De immani trinacriae terrae motu; idea historico-physica.... [Concerning the immense Sicilian earthquakes; historical-physical philosophy]' by [John Gaspar] Scheuchzer[1724]
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