Biography of Francisco Algarotti (1712-1764)

Venetian writer, born in 1712 and died in 1764. He/She studied in Rome, Venice and Bologna. He/She made rapid progress in mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and physics. He/She travelled through France, England and Germany. He/She was a friend of Federico II of Prussia, in whose court lived for many years. Augustus III, King of Poland, stopped him also some time in his court and broke him of distinctions, as well as the Pope Benedicto XIV, the Duke of Savoy and the infant Duke of Parma. Among his numerous works are: poetry; Newtonianismo of the ladies; Treatises on architecture, painting, and music; Travel to Russia; the Congress of Cythera.