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Giovanni Battista Venturi

1746 - 1822

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Giovanni Battista Venturi (11 September 1746 – 10 September 1822) was an Italian physicist, savant, man of letters, diplomat and historian of science. He was the discoverer of the Venturi effect, which was described in 1797 in his Recherches Experimentales sur le Principe de la Communication Laterale du Mouvement dans les Fluides appliqué a l'Explication de Differens Phenomènes Hydrauliques, translated into English by William Nicholson as "Experimental Inquiries Concerning the Principle of the Lateral Communication of a Motion in Fluids," and published in 1836 in Thomas Tredgold's Tracts on Hydraulics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Venturi has received more than 95,776 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Giovanni Battista Venturi is the 281st most popular physicist (down from 252nd in 2019), the 1,293rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,160th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Physicist.

Giovanni Battista Venturi was a Renaissance architect and engineer who is most famous for his work on the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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Among physicists, Giovanni Battista Venturi ranks 281 out of 717Before him are Leo Esaki, Zhores Alferov, Otto Robert Frisch, Jan Ingenhousz, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Antoine César Becquerel. After him are Ivar Giaever, George Smoot, Ernest Walton, Ludwig Prandtl, Thomas Johann Seebeck, and Samuel C. C. Ting.

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Among people born in 1746, Giovanni Battista Venturi ranks 12Before him are Gaspard Monge, Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, William Jones, and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark. After him are Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Tiradentes, George XII of Georgia, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis, and Infanta Benedita of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1822, Giovanni Battista Venturi ranks 9Before him are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Antonio Canova, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, and Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu. After him are Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Valentin Haüy, Paolo Ruffini, René Just Haüy, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, and Karl August von Hardenberg.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Venturi ranks 1,293 out of 4,668Before him are Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1810), Marcello Gandini (1938), Andrea Luchesi (1741), Mario Bava (1914), Franz Joseph I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1726), and Giovanni il Popolano (1467). After him are Alessandro Allori (1535), Giovanni Bottesini (1821), Tatiana of Rome (200), Bohemond II of Antioch (1108), Ludovico Manin (1725), and Antipope John XVI (1000).


Among physicists born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Venturi ranks 10Before him are Luigi Galvani (1737), Laura Bassi (1711), Emilio Segrè (1905), Giorgio Parisi (1948), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), and Ettore Majorana (1906). After him are Carlo Rubbia (1934), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Giovanni Aldini (1762), Gabriele Veneziano (1942), and Carlo Matteucci (1811).