Gallucci, Giovanni Paolo
- Davide NeriAffiliated withLiceo Scientifico “A.B. Sabin”
BornSalò, (Lombardy, Italy), 1538
DiedVenice, (Italy), circa1621
Tutor, writer, translator, and cartographer, Giovanni Gallucci studied in Padua and moved to Venice, where he spent the rest of his life. The range of his activity embraces both scientific and humanistic fields.
In his most important work, Theatrum Mundi et Temporis (Theater of the world and time; Venice, 1588), Gallucci presents a general treatment of celestial phenomena, including both astronomical and astrological aspects. He declares the definite intention to clear his discussion of any trace of superstition in order to avoid a conflict with the Catholic Church, which some years before had condemned astrology.
The most noticeable peculiarity of Gallucci’s book is given by the 48 maps of Ptolemaic constellations. The maps are represented in trapezoidal projection, and show the brightest stars of each asterism and the corresponding mythological figure. The stars’ positions are drawn from Nicolaus Copernicus’ De Revolutionib ...
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- Gallucci, Giovanni Paolo
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- Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
- p 777
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- Springer New York
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- 1. Department of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa
- 2. University of California, Irvine School of Physical Sciences
- 3. Rice University
- 4. Whitman College
- 5. York Univesity
- 6. University of Wisconsin
- 7. University of Oklahoma
- 8. Harvard University
- Davide Neri (75)
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- 75. Liceo Scientifico “A.B. Sabin”, Bologna, 7 - 40129, Italy
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