1711 – 1787
Who was Ruđer Bošković?
Roger Joseph Boscovich was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the city of Dubrovnik in the Republic of Ragusa, who studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works.
He 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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- May 18, 1711
- Also known as
- Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
- Pontifical Gregorian University
- Lived in
- Feb 13, 1787
on July 23, 2013
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