Giovanni Riccioli

Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598 - 1671)

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Giovanni Battista Riccioli
Born in Ferraramap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Bolognamap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Apr 2014
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Giovanni was an Italian astronomer and a Catholic priest in the Jesuit order. He is known, among other things, for his experiments with pendulums and with falling bodies, for his discussion of 126 arguments concerning the motion of the Earth, and for introducing the current scheme of lunar nomenclature.[1]


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