Category:Girolamo Ruscelli

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Girolamo Ruscelli  (16th century – 1566) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q2903986 s:it:Autore:Girolamo Ruscelli
Girolamo Ruscelli
Alternative names Girolamo Rvscelli, (pseudonyms Alessio Piemontese, Alexius Pedemontanus), Джироламо Рушелли
Description Italian cartographer
Date of birth/death 16th century 1566
Location of birth/death Viterbo Venice
Work period 16th century
Work location Venice
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Girolamo Ruscelli (1500s-1566) was an Italian polymath, humanist, editor, and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. Ruscelli is best known for his important revision of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published post humously in 1574. It is generally assumed that Alexius Pedemontanus was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ‘Academy of Secrets’ that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli’s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. The academy was later imitated by Giambattista Della Porta, who founded an ‘Accademia dei Secreti’ in Naples in the 1560s.


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