Paolo Falconieri

Architect

1638 – 1704

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Who was Paolo Falconieri?

Paolo Falconieri was an Italian architect, painter and mathematician, from an ancient noble family of Florence, whose intellectual interests were wide-ranging, one of the viruosi of the first scientific century. He was a member of the court of Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and a prominent member of the Florentine Accademia del Cimento, selected in 1668 to accompany the secretary Lorenzo Magalotti in presenting to the Royal Society in London and to Charles II, copies of the newly printed reports of experimental science in Florence, Saggi di naturali esperienze. He produced a plan for enlarging Palazzo Pitti in 1681.

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Born
1638
Died
1704

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on July 23, 2013

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