Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Celoria, Giovanni

  • Antonella Testa
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_253

BornCasale Monferrato (Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy), 29 January 1842

DiedMilan, Italy, 17 August 1920

Giovanni Celoria, Italian astronomer, geodesist, and meteorologist, was well-known for his abilities in numerical calculations, which he applied to the determination of asteroid orbits and to efforts to determine the distribution of stars in space (stellar statistics).

Son of Carlo Celoria and Teresa Beccari, Giovanni had five brothers and one sister. In 1873, he married Rosa Manzi, who was his faithful helpmate until his death. Celoria received his first education at home; he then followed classical studies in his native town and attended Turin University, where, in September 1863, he graduated in engineering.

But Celoria was more attracted by astronomy than engineering. Starting in November 1863, thanks to Lorenzo Billotti (a clever mathematician who counted  Giovanni Schiaparelliamong his students), Celoria was admitted to the Brera Astronomical Observatory (Milan). On 24 April...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Testa
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  1. 1.Museo Astronomico-Orto Botanico di BreraUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly