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Francesco Maria Grimaldi

1618 - 1663

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Francesco Maria Grimaldi (2 April 1618 – 28 December 1663) was an Italian Jesuit priest, mathematician and physicist who taught at the Jesuit college in Bologna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco Maria Grimaldi has received more than 88,171 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Francesco Maria Grimaldi is the 214th most popular physicist (up from 244th in 2019), the 1,004th most popular biography from Italy (down from 983rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Physicist.

Francesco Maria Grimaldi is most famous for his discovery of the diffraction of light.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Francesco Maria Grimaldi ranks 214 out of 721Before him are Joseph Plateau, Edward Mills Purcell, Jim Peebles, Kai Siegbahn, Robert Hofstadter, and Frederick Reines. After him are Mihajlo Pupin, Chien-Shiung Wu, Arthur Ashkin, Carl von Linde, Edmond Becquerel, and Arthur Leonard Schawlow.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1618, Francesco Maria Grimaldi ranks 2Before him is Aurangzeb. After him are Elisabeth of the Palatinate, Hishikawa Moronobu, François Blondel, François Pierre La Varenne, Jan Dirksz Both, Juraj Križanić, Peter Lely, Michiel Sweerts, Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, and Vittoria Farnese. Among people deceased in 1663, Francesco Maria Grimaldi ranks 3Before him are Joseph of Cupertino and Christine of France. After him are Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, and Heinrich Scheidemann.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesco Maria Grimaldi ranks 1,004 out of 4,088Before him are Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma (1870), Bartolomeo Ammannati (1511), Marcomer (400), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Titus Quinctius Flamininus (-229), and Titus Labienus (-100). After him are Luigi Cadorna (1850), Giambattista Marino (1569), Italo Gariboldi (1879), Alessandro Del Piero (1974), Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1642), and Girolamo Fracastoro (1476).

Among PHYSICISTS In Italy

Among physicists born in Italy, Francesco Maria Grimaldi ranks 7Before him are Alessandro Volta (1745), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Enrico Fermi (1901), Luigi Galvani (1737), Laura Bassi (1711), and Emilio Segrè (1905). After him are Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746), Ettore Majorana (1906), Carlo Rubbia (1934), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), and Giovanni Aldini (1762).