Jean-Louis Calandrini, Swiss physicist

Jean-Louis Calandrini, Swiss physicist

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Caption: Jean-Louis Calandrini (1703-1758), Swiss physicist. Calandrini studied physics at Geneva Academy (the future University of Geneva), later being appointed professor of mathematics. He later become a professor of philosophy, also at Geneva. His studies included comets, lightning, aurorae and trigonometry. He also wrote a commentary on Newton's Principia. This copy of this artwork is from 'Histoire de l'Universite de Geneve' (1900) by Charles Borgeaud. The original is an oil painting by the Swiss painter Robert Gardelle (1682-1766).

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