Giambattista della Porta, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Giambattista della Porta

Italian scholar

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Vico Equense, Campania, Italy

Date of Death: 04-Feb-1615

Profession: physician, astrologer, physicist, mathematician, inventor, playwright, artist, chemist, philosopher, cryptographer

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Giambattista della Porta

  • Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [d?ambat'tista della 'p?rta]; 1535? – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. Giambattista della Porta spent the majority of his life on scientific endeavors.
  • He benefited from an informal education of tutors and visits from renowned scholars.
  • His most famous work, first published in 1558, is entitled Magiae Naturalis (Natural Magic).
  • In this book he covered a variety of the subjects he had investigated, including occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics, meteorology, and natural philosophy.
  • He was also referred to as "professor of secrets".

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