Evangelista Torricelli

1608 - 1647

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Evangelista Torricelli ( TORR-ee-CHEL-ee, also US: TOR-, Italian: [evandʒeˈlista torriˈtʃɛlli] (listen); 15 October 1608 – 25 October 1647) was an Italian physicist and mathematician, and a student of Galileo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Evangelista Torricelli has received more than 567,678 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Evangelista Torricelli is the 16th most popular physicist (up from 17th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Italy (up from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Physicist.

Torricelli is most famous for his invention of the barometer.

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Among physicists, Evangelista Torricelli ranks 16 out of 721Before him are James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, James Clerk Maxwell, Robert Hooke, and Werner Heisenberg. After him are Henri Becquerel, Christiaan Huygens, Georg Ohm, Erwin Schrödinger, Hans Christian Ørsted, and Heinrich Hertz.

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Among people born in 1608, Evangelista Torricelli ranks 1After him are John Milton, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Tukaram, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Ivan Vyhovsky, António Vieira, Eudoxia Streshneva, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and Pieter Post. Among people deceased in 1647, Evangelista Torricelli ranks 1After him are Bonaventura Cavalieri, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Matthias Gallas, Zhang Xianzhong, Peter Mogila, Giovanni Lanfranco, Masaniello, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Pietro Carrera, and Christen Sørensen Longomontanus.

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Among people born in Italy, Evangelista Torricelli ranks 59 out of 4,088Before him are Luciano Pavarotti (1935), Umberto Eco (1932), Romulus Augustulus (460), Vitruvius (-75), Benedict of Nursia (480), and Pope Clement VII (1478). After him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Fibonacci (1170), Livy (-59), Saint Valentine (226), and Amedeo Modigliani (1884).


Among physicists born in Italy, Evangelista Torricelli ranks 2Before him are Alessandro Volta (1745). After him are Enrico Fermi (1901), Luigi Galvani (1737), Laura Bassi (1711), Emilio Segrè (1905), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746), Ettore Majorana (1906), Carlo Rubbia (1934), Galileo Ferraris (1847), and Bruno Pontecorvo (1913).