Boscovich, Ruggiero Giuseppe

Born: May 18, 1711 AD
Died: 1787 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Croatian
Categories: Astronomers, Mathematicians, Physicists


1711 - Born on May 18th in the Republic of Ragusa. A Dalmatian Jesuit and well-known Croatian mathematician, astronomer, and natural philosopher.

1725 - He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Rome.

1755-1758 - He wrote 'De litteraria expeditione per Pontificam ditionem' and 'Theoria philosophiae naturalis'.

         - He was sent by the city of Lucca to the Court of Vienna to urge the damming of the lakes which were threatening the city.

1764 - He accepted the appointment of professor of mathematics at the University of Pavia (Ticinum).

1784 - He availed himself of this opportunity to extend and complete his archeological studies in these countries, as may be gathered from his journal published at Bassano.

1785 - He wrote 'Opera pertinentia ad opticam at Astronomiam maxima ex parte nova et omnia hucusque inmedita'.

1787 - Died on February 13th in Milan.
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