Mathematician:Tito Livio Burattini
Italian inventor, architect, Egyptologist, scientist, instrument-maker, traveller, engineer, and nobleman.
Probably the first to recommend the name metre for a unit of length.
Made lenses for microscopes and telescopes, and gave some of them to Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici.
- Born: 8 March 1617 in Agordo, Italy
- 1639: Explored the Great Pyramid of Giza with John Greaves
- 1641: Moved to Poland at the invitation of the court of King Władysław IV
- 1647: Built a model aircraft with four fixed glider wings
- Died: 17 November 1681 in Kraków, Poland
Theorems and Definitions
- Invented the Metre
- 1675: Misura Universale ("Universal Measure")
Also known as
In Polish his name was rendered Tytus Liwiusz Burattini.