Giambattista Della Porta

1535 - 1615

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Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who worked on cryptography and also on optics. He claimed to be the inventor of the telescope although he does not appear to have constructed one before Galileo.
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List of References (20 books/articles)

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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project
  1. Silverdale (Magia naturalis)

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