Ten fun facts about Evangelista Torricelli
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He was best known for his invention of the barometer.
Aside from several letters, little is known of Torricelli's activities in the years between 1632 and 1641.
Torricelli died in Florence on 25 October 1647, a few days after having contracted typhoid fever.
The asteroid 7437 Torricelli was named in his honor.Fact 5
Torricelli's chief invention was the mercury barometer, which arose from solving a practical problem.Fact 6
Torricelli also discovered Torricelli's Law, regarding the speed of a fluid flowing out of an opening, which was later shown to be a particular case of Bernoulli's principle.Fact 7
Torricelli gave the first scientific description of the cause of wind:Fact 8
Torricelli is also famous for the discovery of the Torricelli's trumpet.Fact 9
Torricelli was also a pioneer in the area of infinite series.Fact 10
Several Italian Navy submarines were named after Evangelista Torricelli. Go to more people facts ❯
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