Ten fun facts about Evangelista Torricelli


Fact 1
He was best known for his invention of the barometer.

Fact 2
Aside from several letters, little is known of Torricelli's activities in the years between 1632 and 1641.

Fact 3
Torricelli died in Florence on 25 October 1647, a few days after having contracted typhoid fever.


Fact 4
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.


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