Lorenzo Respighi

Summary

Lorenzo Respighi (7 October 1824 – 10 December 1889) was an Italian mathematician and natural philosopher. Born at Cortemaggiore, Piacenza, to Luigi Respighi and Giuseppina Rossetti. He studied mathematics and natural philosophy, first at Parma and then at the University of Bologna, where he obtained his degree ad honorem in 1845. From 1855 to 1864 he was director of the Astronomic Observatory of Bologna, and during these years he discovered three comets, #1862 IV, #1863 III and #1863 V. In 1865 he was nominated director of the Astronomic Observatory of the Campidoglio, in Rome.

Lorenzo Respighi
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Born(1824-10-07)7 October 1824
Died10 December 1889(1889-12-10) (aged 65)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics

The crater Respighi on the Moon is named after him.

SourcesEdit

  • Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lorenzo Respighi" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lorenzo Respighi". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.