Giambattista Della Porta

Giambattista Della Porta

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giambattista della Porta (1535? - 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta and John Baptist 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, was entitled Magiae Naturalis (Natural Magic). 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."show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134913952
  • 9786134913959