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Authorised form of namePiazzi; Giuseppe (1746 - 1826)
SurnamePiazzi
ForenamesGiuseppe
Dates1746 - 1826
NationalityItalian
Dates and placesBirth:
Ponte in Valtellina, Italy (16 July 1746)
Death:
Naples, Italy (22 July 1826)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Education:
Studied Philosophy (1764, Turin) and Theology (1766, Rome)
Career:
Theatine monk; taught philosophy in the Theatine cloister, Genoa (1769); Professor of Mathematics, University of Malta (1770); taught Mathematics in Ravenna (1773); preacher in the Theatine Cloister, Cremona (1778); taught dogmatics in the College of Andrea della Valle, Rome (1779); Professor of Higher Mathematics, Academia, Palermo; Director of the Academy, Naples (1790-1791); Director of the Observatory, Naples
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/04/1804
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
References:
Mari Williams, 'James Bradley and the Eighteenth Century "Gap" in Attempts to Measure Annual Stellar Parallax' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 83-100
Royal Society codeNA5051
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/9/113Letter, 'Result of calculations of the observations made at various places of the eclipse of the sun which happened 3 June 1788' from Giuseppe Piazzi to Nevil Maskelyne4 November 1788
L&P/11/174Paper, 'Account by Nevil Maskelyne of Piazzi's discovery of new planet' by Giuseppe Piazzi1801
EC/1803/10Piazzi, Giuseppe: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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