Giovanni Battista Venturi Physicist
Giovanni Battista Venturi (15 March 1746 - 24 April 1822) was an Italian physicist. He was the discoverer and eponym of Venturi effect. He was also the eponym of the Venturi pump and Venturi tube. Born in Bibbiano, he was a contemporary of Lagrange and Laplace, and a pupil of Lazzaro Spallanzani. He was ordained as a priest in 1769, and in the same year appointed as a teacher of logic at the seminary of Reggio Emilia. In 1774 he became a professor of geometry and philosophy at the University of Modena, where in 1776 he became professor of physics. Venturi was the first to call attention to the importance of Leonardo da Vinci as a scientist, and compiled and published many of Galileo's manuscripts and letters. He died at Reggio Emilia in April 1822.
|Date of birth|
|March 15th, 1746|