Person: Rosellini, Ferdinando Pio
Fernando Pio Rosellini was an Italian educationalist.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Rosellini graduated in mathematics at the University of Pisa and improved his knowledge in physics at the University of Florence, where he was assistant professor to Leopoldo Nobili (1784-1835).
- Earlier, in 1828, Ippolito Rosellini and Jean-François Champollion (who was the first to decode Egyptian hieroglyphics) had led a combined expedition to Egypt and published their research in Monuments de l'Égypte et Nubie Ⓣ(Monuments of Egypt and Nubia).
- Rosellini was the Secretary of the "Circolo Patriottico Milanese" in Milan, where he took part to the this uprising.
- Rosellini left Milan and went to Turin where he became a member of the Parliament of the Italian Kingdom from 1849 to 1850, then, still in Turin, he was director of the magazine "La Croce dei Savoia" from 1853.
- In 1853, with the King Edict dated 13 February 1853, Camillo Benso conte di Cavour founded the High School "Istituto di Commercio e Industria" in Turin, and he wanted Ferdinando Rosellini for the head of the School.
- Rosellini obtained many important results as director and, in 1856, he received the honour "Croce di Cavaliere dell'Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro".
- Ferdinando Pio Rosellini was appointed head of the "Istituto Leardi".
- Rosellini wrote also the regulations which were approved on 13 March 1858.
- In February 1869, Rosellini gave to the "Istituto Leardi" his herbarium, called Flora monferrina, composed of plants and grass of the hills around Casale Monferrato.
Born 20 April 1814, Pisa (now Italy). Died 1 July 1872, Casale Monferrato (Alessandria), Italy.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive