Authorised form of nameViviani; Vincenzo (1622 - 1703)
Dates1622 - 1703
Dates and placesBirth:
Florence, Italy (05 April 1622)
Florence, Italy (22 September 1703)
ActivityResearch Field:
Studied humanities with the Jesuits and mathematics with Settimi
Assistant to Galileo Galilei at Arcetri (1639); wrote an account of Galileo's life; prevented from continuing his work by the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church, he turned his attention to reconstructing and translating the mathematical texts of the ancients, including Euclid's 'Elements'; declined the offer of scientific posts from King John II Casimir of Poland and Louis XIV of France
Accademia del Cimento, Florence; Academie Royale des Sciences (1699, Foreign Member )
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of Jacopo di Michelangelo Viviani and Maria Alamanno del Nente
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
E N da C Andrade, 'Galileo' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 120-130
Marco Beretta, 'At the source of Western science: the organization of experimentalism at the Accadmeia del Cimento (1657-1667)' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 131-151
A Cook, '1703 and other anniversaries' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 1-2
A Cook, 'Rome and the Royal Society, 1660-1740' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 3-19
Royal Society codeNA4529
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/004743Viviani, Vincenziond
MS/427/303Copy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Wilson27 October 1883
LBO/11A/115Copy letter from Richard Waller, London, to Vincenzo Viviani20 March 1693/1694
P/0136Portrait of Viviani, Vincenzo
CLP/22i/64Paper, Account of 'De locis solidis secunda divinatio geometrica ... [Concerning geometrical prediction of the second solid place]' by Vincentio Viviani1701
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