Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Cesi, Federico

Reference work entry

BornRome, (Italy), 1585

DiedAcquasparta, (Umbria, Italy), 1630

Prince Federico Cesi founded the Academy of the Lincei. He helped  Galileo Galilei with his publications; however, Cesi’s own book, championing the fluidity of the heavens, was never published.

Selected Reference

  1. Freedberg, David (2002). The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA