Authorised form of namePiazzi; Giuseppe (1746 - 1826)
Dates1746 - 1826
Place of birthPonte in Valtellina, Italy
Date of birth16 July 1746
Place of deathNaples, Italy
Date of death22 July 1826
Research fieldAstronomy
Studied Philosophy (1764, Turin) and Theology (1766, Rome)
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
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/04/1804
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
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
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5051
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/11/174Paper, 'Account by Nevil Maskelyne of Piazzi's discovery of new planet' by Giuseppe Piazzi1801
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
EC/1803/10Piazzi, Giuseppe: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/7/321Letter from the Committee to erect a monument to Giuseppe Piazzi, Ponte in Valtellina, to [Sir Edward Sabine], President of the Royal Society15 April 1866
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
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