Vico, Giovanni Battista
1668 - Born on the 23rd of June.
1686 - Vico accepted a tutoring position in Vatolla, south of Salerno, that would last for nine years.
1699 - He married a childhood friend, Teresa Destito, and took a chair in rhetoric at the University of Naples.
1710 - Vico is best known for his verum factum principle, first formulated as part of his De Italorum Sapientia.
1720 - Vico began work on the Scienza Nuova his self-proclaimed masterpiece as part of a treatise on universal law.
1725 - The first edition of the New Science appeared.
1730 - The second, reworked version was published.
1734 - He was appointed royal historiographer by Charles III, king of Naples, and was afforded a salary far surpassing that of his professorship.
1741 - Vico retained the chair of rhetoric until ill-health forced him to retire.
1744 - Died on the 23rd of January.
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