Born: January (?) 1548, Nola near Naples, Italy
Died: 17 February 1600, Rome, Italy (executed)
Note: The date of death is that of the Gregorian (i.e. modern) calendar, which replaced the Julian calendar in Italy in 1582. Some of the following texts give the Julian date, i.e. 7 February 1600, but this seems to be historically incorrect.
Relation to astronomy: Works on cosmology
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Wolfgang R. Dick. Created: 6 Feb 1998. Latest update: 20 Feb 2002