Authorised form of nameValisnieri; Antonio (1661 - 1730)
Other forms of surnameVallisneri
Dates1661 - 1730
Place of birthCastle of Trassilico, Garfagnana district, Lucca province, Italy
Date of birth03 May 1661
Place of deathPadua, Italy
Date of death18 January 1730
Research fieldBiology
Natural history
School at Modena; Reggio Emilia; BA (1682), MD (1685); Bologna (1682-1684); Venice (1687); Parma (1688)
Lived in Bologna (1685-1687); practised in Scandiano; Professor of Practical Medicine (1700-1710), then Professor of Theoretical Medicine (1710-death) at Padua; offered and declined the pot of Papal Physician on the death of Giovanni Maria Lancisi (FRS 1706) (1720) and the chair of medicine at Turin; Honorary Physician to the Emperor; knighted by the Duke of Modena (1728); died of pleurisy; amassed a large library and one of the finest cabinets of curiosities in Italy
Academia Curiosorum Naturae (1707)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1703
RelationshipsSon of Lorenzo Valisnieri, Tutor to the Duke of Modena, and his wife, Maria Lucrezia Davini; married Laura Mattacodi; his surviving son succeeded him in the chair of Theoretical Medicine at Padua
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Eloy
Royal Society codeNA4903
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/B3/9Letter, from Antonio Vallisneri [to the Royal Society], dated at Padova [Padua]29 January 1729
EL/M3/5Extract of a letter, from Massei to [Antonio] Vallisneri 1719
EL/B3/7Letter, from Antonio Vallisneri [to the Royal Society], dated at Padova [Padua]3 November 1728
EL/V/56Letter, from Antony Vallisneri to William Rutty, dated at Passau20 May 1728
EL/R2/5Letter, from William Rutty to Signor [Antonio] Vallisnieri20 August 1728
EL/V/55Letter, from Antony Vallisneri to Thomas Dereham, dated at Verona8 November 1725
EL/B3/8Letter, from Antonio Vallisneri [to the Royal Society], dated at Padova [Padua]22 December 1728
EL/W3/82Letter, from Richard Waller to Antonio Vallisnerio, dated at London1714
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