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Giuseppe Ceredi. A Hydraulic Engineer in 16th-Century Italy

  • L. TraettaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 37)

Abstract

The main objective of this contribution is to reconstruct Ceredi’s work by analyzing the hydraulic machines he redesigned, starting from rediscovered ancient and early Renaissance models that, in some cases, are known and in others, completely unknown.

With his 1567 work, Tre discorsi sopra il modo d’alzar acque da’ luoghi bassi as a point of departure, this research has brought to light some biographical information on the author, completely unknown in the scientific literature, as well as the Philosophia Naturalis model that influenced his work as a proto-engineer.

Keywords

History of hydraulic technology Giuseppe ceredi History of cochlea Italian renaissance machines 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HumanitiesUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

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