Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397 – May 10, 1482) was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and cosmographer. Events 1291 - Scottish Nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study and research is the field of Mathematics. Historically Astronomy was more concerned with the classification and description of phenomena in the sky while Astrophysics attempted to explain these phenomena Cosmography is the science that Maps the general features of the Universe; describes both Heaven and Earth (but without encroaching on
He was born at Florence, the son of the physician Dominic Toscanelli. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany A physician, medical practitioner or medical doctor who practices Medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human Health Educated in mathematics at the University of Padua, he left in 1424 with the title of a doctor of medicine. The University of Padua ( Italian Università degli Studi di Padova, UNIPD) located in Padua, Italy, was founded in 1222 Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the
Toscanelli is noted for his observations of comets and the painstaking calculation of their orbits. A comet is a small Solar System body that orbits the Sun and when close enough to the Sun exhibits a visible coma (atmosphere or a tail — Among these was Halley's comet in 1456. 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
Toscanelli sent a letter and a map to the court of Lisbon, detailing a scheme for sailing westwards to reach the Spice Islands. Lisbon (Lisboa liʒˈboɐ is the Capital and largest city of Portugal. This article covers the historical role of the Maluku Islands as a source of spices since early history when the islands where known as the Spice Islands A copy of this letter and map was sent to Christopher Columbus, and was carried with him during his first voyage to the new world. Christopher Columbus (1451 &ndash May 20 1506 was an Italian Navigator, colonizer Toscanelli had miscalculated the size of the earth which resulted in Columbus never realizing he had found a new continent.