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Evangelista Torricelli

1608 - 1647

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Evangelista Torricelli ( TORR-ee-CHEL-ee; Italian: [evandʒeˈlista torriˈtʃɛlli] ; 15 October 1608 – 25 October 1647) was an Italian physicist and mathematician, and a student of Galileo. He is best known for his invention of the barometer, but is also known for his advances in optics and work on the method of indivisibles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Evangelista Torricelli has received more than 702,373 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Evangelista Torricelli is the 17th most popular physicist (down from 16th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 59th 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 17 out of 717Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, and James Clerk Maxwell. After him are Georg Ohm, Werner Heisenberg, Henri Becquerel, Erwin Schrödinger, Christiaan Huygens, and Enrico Fermi.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Evangelista Torricelli ranks 53 out of 4,668Before him are Mark Antony (-83), Ötzi (-3345), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Gregory I (540), Zeno of Elea (-490), and Pope Pius XII (1876). After him are Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Sophia Loren (1934), Empedocles (-490), Federico Fellini (1920), Fibonacci (1170), and Lucretius (-94).


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), Giorgio Parisi (1948), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), Ettore Majorana (1906), Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746), Carlo Rubbia (1934), and Bruno Pontecorvo (1913).