Authorised form of nameRevillas; Didacus de (fl 1731 - 1734)
Datesfl 1731 - 1734
Place of birthMilan, Italy, Europe
Date of birth4 July 1690
Date of death1740
OccupationClergyman, Roman Catholic
Research fieldMetrology
Scientific instruments
Member of the religious order of Girolaminians (joined September 1710); came to Rome in 1721; lived in the monastery of St Alessio and Bonifacio on the Aventine Hill in Rome; Abbot of St Jerome, Rome; Chair of Mathematics, University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (1725); carried out trigonometrical survey of central Italy; tutor to the Stuart princes in exile
Academy of Sciences of Bologna; Academy of Arcadians in Piacenza; Academie Royale des Sciences, Paris
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/06/1734
RelationshipsSon of Pietras Revillas Vallexo, in service of the Spanish court in Milan; worked with Anders Celsius
Bulloch's Roll (from Iocher); Early Letters (EL/R1/74-75) for dates and career; Pedley, M. (1991). The manuscript papers of Diego de Revillas in the Archive of the British School at Rome. Papers of the British School at Rome, 59, 319-324. doi:10.1017/S0068246200009752 (accessed 18 Noveber 2020)
Royal Society codeNA1124
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/16/25'Lunaris Corona Romae observata Anno 1731' by Didacus de Revillas1731
RBO/20/41'Observations of the late Comet and Solar Eclipse by Didacus de Revillas, Abbot of St Jerome'1737
EC/1734/05Revillas, Didacus de: certificate of election to the Royal Society13 June 1734
L&P/1/130Paper, 'Excerpta ex ephemeridus meteorologicis Romanis anni 1741' by Didacus de Revillas1742
CLP/8ii/38Paper, 'Observatio eclipse lunaris Romae habita die 1 Decembris 1732' [Observations of the lunar eclipse in Rome on 1 December 1732] by D Didacus Revillas1732
CLP/8ii/61Paper, regarding observations of a comet witnessed from the Aventine in Rome by Didacus Revillas1737
CLP/8ii/77aLetter extract, 'Observatio Eclipseos Telluris Romae habita in aedibus eminentissimi cardinalis' [observations of the solar eclipse made at the house of an eminent Cardinal in Rome], from Didacus de Revillas [Diego Ravillas] to Eustachio Manfredi[1734]
L&P/1/269Letter, 'Concerning a case of tumour' from Johanne Francisco de Camillis to Didacus de Revillas1743
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