Conte Filippo Re.
Etching. Plate 230 x 155mm. Sheet 316 x 240mm.
Filippo Re (1763-1817), botanist and Italian agronomist. He finished his studies in Reggio Emilia in 1781, obtaining a diploma in mathematics. Following that he devoted himself to the study of plants in the garden of S. Croce and a foundation in Villa Cella; he then went to make further in-depth observations on long journeys to Apennines and Tuscany. In 1790 he obtained the chair of agriculture from the high school in Reggio Emilia. He collected a herbarium of about 7835 different examples that are conserved at the Civic Museum of Reggio Emilia. In 1803 he became professor at the University of Bologna, and from 1809-1814 he carried out an agricultural survey that was published in Annals of Agriculture of the Kingdom of Italy. After the Restoration he became professor of agriculture and botany at the University of Modena. He died in 1817 of typhoid.
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