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Authorised form of nameRevillas; Didacus de (fl 1731 - 1734)
SurnameRevillas
ForenamesDidacus de
Datesfl 1731 - 1734
Dates and placesBirth:
Milan, Italy, Europe (4 July 1690)
Death:
1740
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Roman Catholic
Research field:
Metrology; topography; cartography; physics; physiology; meterorology; scientific instruments; mathematics; astronomy; antiquities
Career:
Member of the religious order of Girolaminians (joined Septeber 1710); came to Rome in 1721; lived in the monastry of St Alessio and Bonifacio on the Aventine Hill in Rome; Abbot of St Jerome, Rome; Chair of Methematics, University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (1725); carried out trigonometrical survey of central Italy; tutor to the Stuart princes in exile
Memberships:
Academy of Sciences of Bologna; Academy of Arcadians in Piacenza; Academie Royale des Sciences, Paris
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/06/1734
RelationshipsSon of Pietras Revillas Vallexo, in service of the Spanish court in Milan; worked with Anders Celsius
SourcesSources:
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
EL/R2/48Observations of the comet in February 1737 and observations of the solar eclipse on 1 March 1737, both witnessed from the Aventine in Rome, by Didacus de Revillas1737
EL/R1/75Letter from Didacus de Revillas 1731
RBO/20/41'Observations of the late Comet and Solar Eclipse by Didacus de Revillas, Abbot of St Jerome'1737
CLP/8ii/61Paper, observations of a comet witnessed from the Aventine in Rome by Didacus Revillas1737
CLP/8ii/38Paper, observations of the lunar eclipse in Rome on 1 December 1732 by D Didacus Revillas1732
EL/R1/74Letter from Didacus de Revillas 1731
L&P/1/269Letter, 'Concerning a case of tumour' from Johanne Francisco de Camillis to Didacus de Revillas1743
L&P/1/130Paper, 'Excerpta ex ephemeridus meteorologicis Romanis anni 1741' by Didacus de Revillas1742
EC/1734/05Revillas, Didacus de: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EL/R2/44Didacus de Revillas, dated at Rome, to Eustachio Manfredi1735
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]
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