Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535 – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.

Giambattista della Porta spent the majority of his life on scientific endeavors. He benefited from an informal education of tutors and visits from renowned scholars. His most famous work, first published in 1558, is entitled Magiae Naturalis (Natural Magic).[3] In this book he covered a variety of the subjects he had investigated, including the study of: occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics, meteorology, and natural philosophy. He was also referred to as “professor of secrets”.
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Name(s):
      Giambattista della Porta
Occupation:
      Italian scholar
Birth:
      November 1, 1535,
      Vico Equense, Italy
Death:
      February 4, 1615,
      Naples, Italy
Fields:
      Astrology,
      Alchemy,
      Meteorology,
      Natural Philosophy,
      Mathematics

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