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Alessandro Marchetti (mathematician)

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Nationality  Italian
Name  Alessandro Marchetti

Role  Mathematician
Fields  Mathematics
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Born  17 March 1633 Empoli, Italy (1633-03-17)
Died  September 6, 1714, Pisa, Italy

Alessandro Marchetti (17 March 1633 – 6 September 1714) was an Italian mathematician, noted for criticizing some conclusions of Guido Grandi, a student of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli who was influenced by Galileo and Aristotle.

In 1669 Marchetti completed the first known Italian vernacular translation of Lucretius' Epicurean epic poem De Rerum Natura. He was denied permission to publish his translation, entitled Della Natura delle Cose, but it circulated widely in manuscript form before its first printing in 1717.

Literature

  • Jonathan Israel, Radical Enlightenment, Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-19-925456-9.
  • Cosmo Gordon, A Bibliography of Lucretius, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969. ASIN B000OJYRQ0.
  • References

    Alessandro Marchetti (mathematician) Wikipedia


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