Francesco Algarotti, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Francesco Algarotti

Italian philosopher

Date of Birth: 11-Dec-1712

Place of Birth: Venice, Venetian Province, Italy

Date of Death: 03-May-1764

Profession: writer, poet, physicist, mathematician, chamberlain, art historian, art critic, philosopher

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Francesco Algarotti

  • Count Francesco Algarotti (11 December 1712 ‚Äď 3 May 1764) was a Venetian polymath, philosopher, poet, essayist, anglophile, art critic and art collector.
  • He was a man of broad knowledge, an expert in Newtonianism, architecture and music and a friend of most of the leading authors of his times: Voltaire, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis and the atheist Julien Offray de La Mettrie.
  • Lord Chesterfield, Thomas Gray, George Lyttelton, Thomas Hollis, Metastasio, Benedict XIV and Heinrich von Br√ľhl were among his correspondents.

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