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

  • Thomas Hockey
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