Evangelista Torricelli

(1608—1647) Italian mathematician and physicist

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(b. near Faenza, Italy, 15 October 1608; d. Florence, 25 October 1647)

Italian natural philosopher and noted mathematician, who invented the mercury-in-glass barometer, the crucial experiments for which were described in a letter of 11 June 1644.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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