Authorised form of nameSecchi; Angelo (1818 - 1878)
Other forms of namePietro Angelo
Dates1818 - 1878
Place of birthReggio nell' Emilia, Italy
Date of birth29 June 1818
Place of deathRome, Italy
Date of death26 February 1878
Research fieldAstronomy
Collegio Romano (philosophy and science)
Joined Society of Jesus in Rome (1833); Professor of Physics, College of Loreto (1840); went to Stonyhurst College, Lancashire when Jesuits were expelled from Italy (1848); Observatory Assistant to A Weld; travelled to Washington (1849); returned to Italy as Director, Observatorio del Collegio Romano, Rome (1850 - his death)
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election20/11/1856
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
G Ferrari and A McConnell, 'Robert Mallet and the 'Great Neapolitan earthquake' of 1857 in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 45-64
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3766
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
EC/1856/17Secchi, Angelo: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/710/100Letter from Angelo Secchi, Collegio Romani, to [Robert Were Fox?]nd
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
AP/38/20Descrizione dell' Osservatorio del Collegio Romano1856
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
NLB/26/125Copy letter from unknown correspondent to, Signore P Giuseppe Lais, Vice-direttore della Specola Vaticana, Via Terre Argentina, 76, Rome28 January 1903
MC/5/266Letter from W H [William Henry] Smyth, [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society], St John's Lodge, to [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society] 23 November 1856
MC/7/25Letter from P A [Pietro Angelo] Secchi, Astronomical Observatory, Rome, to the Royal Society, Burlington House, London25 February 1864
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