Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso( Italian astronomer, astrologer, mathematician and philosopher.)
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Biography Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso
(28.01.1608, Castelnuovo, Naples - 31/12/1679, the monastery of San Pantaleone, Rome)
Professor of philosophy and mathematics at Messina (1649), and then - in the University of Pisa (from 1656). Simultaneously B. was a member of the Academy del Chimento Florence (until its closure in 1667). The last years of his life B. held in Rome, living in poverty. B. - The author of a treatise on medical astrology "Theorica mediceorum planetarum ..." (1666) and several works on astronomy.