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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
ActivityEducation:
Collegio Romano (philosophy and science)
Career:
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
References:
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 Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/54302997
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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