Marinus Ghetaldus (Croatian: Marin Getaldić, Italian: Marino Ghetaldi (sometimes Ghettaldi); October 2, 1568, Dubrovnik - April 11, 1626, Dubrovnik) was a scientist from the Republic of Ragusa. Croatian language ( hrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic language which is used primarily in Croatia, by Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina in neighbouring Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule ||-||-||-||-||-||-||} Dubrovnik (ˈdǔbro̞ːʋniːk Dalmatian: Ragusa; Latin: Ragusium, also Rhausium, Rhaugia; Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. ||-||-||-||-||-||-||} Dubrovnik (ˈdǔbro̞ːʋniːk Dalmatian: Ragusa; Latin: Ragusium, also Rhausium, Rhaugia; The Republic of A mathematician and physicist who studied in Italy, England and Belgium, his best results are mainly in physics, especially optics, and mathematics. A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study and research is the field of Mathematics. A physicist is a Scientist who studies or practices Physics. Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and
Marinus was born to a noble family that had 6 children. By his family tradition it was said his family originated from Italy, Taranto, in the 8th century. Not to be confused with Toronto. Taranto ( Ancient Greek: Tarās; Modern Greek: Tarantas) is a coastal city in Renowned for the application of algebra in geometry and his research in the field of geometrical optics on which, he wrote 7 works, including the Promotus Archimedus (1603) and the De resolutione et compositione mathematica (1630). He also produced a pamphlet with the solutions of 42 geometrical problems, Variorum problematum colletio, in 1607 and set grounds of algebraization of geometry. Geometry ( Greek γεωμετρία; geo = earth metria = measure is a part of Mathematics concerned with questions of size shape and relative position His contributions to geometry had been cited by Dutch physicist Christian Huygens and Edmond Halley (Halley's comet) in England. A physicist is a Scientist who studies or practices Physics. Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning Christiaan Huygens (ˈhaɪgənz in English ˈhœyɣəns in Dutch) ( April 14, 1629 &ndash July 8, 1695) was a Dutch Edmond Halley FRS (ˈɛdmənd ˈhɔːlɪ ( November 8, 1656 &ndash January 14, 1742) was an English Astronomer Halley's Comet, officially designated 1P/Halley and also referred to as Comet Halley after Edmond Halley, is a Comet that can be seen every
Ghetaldus was the constructor of the parabolic mirror (66 cm in diameter), kept today at the National Maritime Museum in London. In Mathematics, the parabola (pəˈræbələ from the Greek παραβολή) is a Conic section, the intersection of a right circular A centimetre ( American spelling: centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one hundredth The National Maritime Museum (NMM in Greenwich, England is the leading Maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. During his sojourn in Padua he met Galileo Galilei, with whom he corresponded regularly. Padua ( Padova 'padova Latin: Patavium, Padoa) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy. Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 &ndash 8 January 1642 was a Tuscan ( Italian) Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher He was a good friend to the French mathematician François Viète. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. François Viète (or Vieta) seigneur de la Bigotière ( 1540 - February 13, 1603) generally known as Franciscus Vieta, He was offered the post of professor of mathematics in Leuven in Belgium, at the time one of the most prestigious university centers in Europe. The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies Leuven ( French: Louvain, often used in English German: Löwen) is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those
He was also engaged in politics and was the envoy of the Republic of Ragusa in Constantinople in 1606 as well as the member of the Great and Small Council, the political bodies of the Republic. The Republic of Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις Konstantinoúpolis, or gr ἡ Πόλις hē Polis, Latin: la CONSTANTINOPOLIS He was married to Anica Sorkočević, who died giving birth to their third daughter; allegedly, that was a heavy blow to him.
Two notable localities in the Republic of Ragusa are associated with the name of Ghetaldi: Bete's Cave, named after Marinus' nickname, where he conducted experiments with igniting mirrors; and Pozvizd, a key strategic tower in the Stagno (today Ston) fortification system which he was commissioned to build by the authorities of the Republic of Ragusa in 1604. The Republic of The Republic of