Roger Joseph Boscovich, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Roger Joseph Boscovich

Croat-Italian physicist

Date of Birth: 18-May-1711

Place of Birth: Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

Date of Death: 13-Feb-1787

Profession: astronomer, writer, priest, poet, physicist, mathematician, diplomat, historian, polymath, geographer, theologian, university teacher, cleric, philosopher

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Roger Joseph Boscovich

  • Roger Joseph Boscovich, S.J.
  • (Serbo-Croatian: Ruder Josip Boškovic; pronounced [rûd??er josip bô?ko?it??]; Italian: Ruggiero Giuseppe Boscovich; Latin: Rodericus Iosephus Boscovicus; 18 May 1711 – 13 February 1787) was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the Republic of Ragusa (modern-day Dubrovnik, Croatia).
  • He studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works.Boscovich produced a precursor of atomic theory and made many contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet from three observations of a surface feature and for computing the orbit of a planet from three observations of its position.
  • In 1753 he also discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon.

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