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Authorised form of nameMagalotti; Lorenzo (1637 - ? 1711)
Other forms of nameElateo, Lindoro
SurnameMagalotti
ForenamesLorenzo
Dates1637 - ? 1711
NationalityItalian
Dates and placesBirth:
Rome, Italy (23 October or 13 December 1637)
Death:
Florence, Italy (02 March 1711 or 04 March 1712)
ActivityProfession:
Diplomat
Poet
Research Field:
Dissemination of science, mathematics, physics
Education:
Pisa
Career:
Accompanied the Grand Prince Cosimo of Tuscany on his travels in France and England; Minister at the Court of the Emperor Leopold (1674-1678); Ambassador to Mantua; Counsellor of State to Cosimo when he became Grand Duke; abandoned his diplomatic career suddenly to become a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri but tired of it after five months; retired to the country but returned to court after nine months to resume his duties
Memberships:
Accademia del Cimento (Founder member 1657); Accademia della Crusca
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/05/1709
RelationshipsSon of Ottavio Magalotti, Prefect of the Pontifical Mail
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; IBI
References:
W E Knowles Middleton, 'Some Italian Visitors to the Early Royal Society' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 157-173
W E Knowles Middleton, 'What Did Charles II Call the Fellows of the Royal Society?' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 13-16
H W Robinson, 'Gleanings from the Library - I. A Note on the Early Minutes' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 92-95
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/34478273
Royal Society codeNA6821
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/M1/49Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg25 May 1669
EL/M1/48Lorenzo Magalotti, dated at Madrid, to Henry Oldenburg21 November 1668
EL/M1/51Letter from Lorenzo Magalotti August 1672
EL/M1/46Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg6 June 1668
EL/M1/50Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg3 October 1670
EL/B1/6Letter, from William Brouncker to Cardinal Leopold de Medicis [Leopoldo de' Medici]26 March 1668
EL/O2/87Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Lorenzo Magalotti13 June 1672
EL/M1/45Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg9 May 1668
LBO/5/110Copy letter from Lorenzo Magalotti, Florence, to Mr Oldenburg7 August 1672
EL/M1/47Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg26 June 1668
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