Eustachius Manfredius Bon. Phil. Doct. Colleg. Math. Lect. Pub. Acad. Paris. Et Londin.
Engraving. 160 x 200mm. Trimmed to plate mark.
[1674 - 1739] Italian mathematician, astronomer and poet. Mathematics professor at Bologna University, was the first director of the Observatory. Enfant prodige, at 16 he founded at his own home a scientific academy, which later gave origin to the Institute of Sciences. Main topic of research in his early years at the Observatory was the annual aberration of fixed stars, about which he published 'De annuis inerrantium aberrationibus' in 1729. Manfredi was al Manfredi, together with his brothers and sisters, made astronomical observations.
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