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Authorised form of nameMalpighi; Marcello (1628 - ? 1694)
SurnameMalpighi
ForenamesMarcello
Dates1628 - ? 1694
NationalityItalian
Dates and placesBirth:
Crevalcore, Bologna, Italy (10 March 1628)
Death:
Rome, Italy (29 or 30 November 1694)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Medicine, microscopic and comparative anatomy, embryology
Education:
Entered Bologna where studied medicine under Peripatetic philosopher Francesco Natali, then under Bartolomeo Massari and Andrea Mariani; MD (1653)
Career:
Lecturer in Logic, University of Bologna until 1656; Professor Theoretical Medicine at Pisa (1656); Extraordinary Lecturer in Theoretical Medicine at Bologna (1659); first Professor of Medicine at Messina (1682); returned to Bolognato lecture in practical medicine (1666); agreed to undertake scientific correspondence with Royal Society of London (1667) which subsequently supervised the printing of all his later works; first person to use a simple microscope for anatomical research; Physician to Pope Innocent XII at Rome (1691-1694); died of apoplexy
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/03/1669
Proposers:
Henry Oldenburg
Published works'De pulmonibus' Bologna, 1661; 'De Lingua', Bologna, 1665; 'De Externo tactus organo', Naples, 1665; 'De Cerebro', Bologna, 1665; 'De cerebri cortici', 1666; 'De polypo cordis' 1666; 'De bombyce', London, 1669; 'De formulatione pulli in ovo', 1673; ' Anatome Plantarum', London 1675 and 1679; 'De structura glandularum conglobatarum consimiliumque partium', London, 1688;
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Biographie Universelle; Hunter
References:
C S S, 'The Society's Library' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 21-27
Jeanne Bolam, 'The Botanical Works of Nehemiah Grew, FRS (1641-1712)' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 219-231
Marta Cavazza, 'Bologna and the Royal Society in the Seventeenth Century' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 105-123
Marie Boas Hall, 'The Royal Society and Italy 1667-1795' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 63-81
Charles A Rivington, 'Addendum. Early Printers to the Royal Society, 1663-1708' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 219-220
Susana Gomez Lopez, 'The Royal Society and Post-Galilean Science in Italy' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 35-44
Marta Cavazza, 'The Institute of Science of Bologna and the Royal Society in the eighteenth century' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 3-25, plate
B Heap, 'From the dust of the Earth? Things come to life: spontaneous generation revisited by Henry Harris' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 107-108
Notes:
DSB gives 10 March 1628 as date of baptism, and gives death date as 29 November 1694.
Royal Society codeNA8222
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002945Malpighi, Marcello2001
IM/002942Malpighi, Marcello1995
IM/002943Malpighi, Marcello2001
IM/002941Malpighi, Marcellond
M/144Malpighi, Marcello1897
EL/O1/54Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi28 December 1667
EL/O2/116Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi7 June 1673
EL/O2/158Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi6 February 1675
EL/O2/167Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi16 February 1677
MM/15/44A duplicate of one of Marcello Malpighi's communications to the Society17th century
EL/O2/77Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi22 February 1672
EL/O2/104Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi18 February 1673
EL/O2/144Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi26 March 1674
EL/O2/29Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi15 July 1670
EL/O2/95Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi1672
EL/O2/94Copy of a letter by Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi1672
CLP/9i/45Paper, 'An account of the earthquakes in Sicilia on the ninth and elevent of January 1692/3' extracted from a letter sent by Vincentius Bonajutus1693
MM/20/55Letter from Thomas Henshaw to Robert Southwell16 May 1682
CLP/9i/44Paper, account of the earthquakes in Italy on 9 and 11 January 1693 by Vincentius Bonajutus1693
IM/002940Malpighi, Marcello2001
LBO/2/41Copy letter from Henry Oldenburg to Marcello Malpighi20 December 1667
NLB/15/354Copy letter from Robert Bellamy Clifton, to the President, Comitato Malpighi, Crevalcore[August 1897]
NLB/15/418Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Dukinfield Henry Scott, Fellow of the Royal Society27 September 1897
NLB/15/692Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Miss Handley, 4 Devonshire Road, Merton, Surrey17 November 1897
LBO/4/49Copy letter from Marcello Malpighi to Henry Oldenburg20 November 1670
IM/002944Malpighi, Marcello2001
NLB/71/398Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Pietro Capparoni, Rome [Italy]2 May 1928
CLP/4i/37/5Drawing, the shattering of glass by an anonymous author[1669]
CLP/4i/37/4Drawing, the breaking of a glass medallion by an anonymous author[1669]
CLP/4i/37Paper, 'A philosophical letter to the Grand Duke of Tuscany' by an anonymous author[1669]
CLP/4i/37/3Drawing, the breaking of a glass medallion by an anonymous author[1669]
CLP/4i/37/1Paper, 'A philosophical letter to the Grand Duke of Tuscany' by an anonymous author[1669]
EL/O2/69Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi18 January 1672
EL/G1/34Nehemiah Grew, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi1672
EL/O2/9Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi5 August 1669
P/0085Portrait of Malpighi, Marcello
DM/5/100A list of benefactors to the Library, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
MS/103Malpighi Collection1668-1693
CLP/4i/37/2Drawing, the breaking of glass by an anonymous author[1669]
EL/G1/35Remarks by Nehemiah Grew about his letter to Marcello Malpighi1672
EL/O1/93Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Marcello Malpighi22 December 1668
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