See also:Italian soldier and scientific writer, was
See also:born at Bologna on the loth of
See also:July 1658 . After a course of scientific studies in his native city he travelled through
See also:collecting data on the military organization of that
See also:empire, as well as on its natural
See also:history . On his return he entered the service of the emperor
See also:Leopold (1682) and fought with distinction against the
See also:Turks, by whom he was wounded and captured in an
See also:action on the
See also:river Raab, and sold to a
See also:pasha whom he accompanied to the
See also:siege of Vienna . His
See also:release was
See also:purchased in 1684, and he afterwards took
See also:part in the war of the
See also:Spanish succession . In 1703 he was appointed second in command under Count Arco in the defence of Alt-
See also:Breisach . The fortress surrendered to the duke of
See also:Burgundy, and both Arco and Marsigli were
See also:court martialled; the former was condemned to
See also:death and the latter cashiered, although acquitted of blame by public opinion . Having thus been forced to give up soldiering, he devoted the
See also:rest of his
See also:life to scientific investigations, in the pursuit of which he made many journeys through
See also:Europe, spending a considerable
See also:time at
See also:Marseilles to study the nature of the
See also:sea . In 1712 he presented his collections to his native city, where they formed the nucleus of the Bologna Institute of Science and
See also:Art . He died at Bologna on the 1st of
See also:November 1730 . Marsigli was a
See also:fellow of the
See also:London Royal Society and a member of the
See also:Paris Academy of Science . Eloge " in the Mim. de 1'acad.
See also:des sciences (Paris, 1730) ; Quincy, Memoires sur la
See also:vie de M. le comte Marsigli (Zurich, 1741), and Fantuzzi's biography of Marsigli (Bologna, 1770) .
MARSILIUS OF PADUA [MARSIGLIO MAINARDINO] (1270-134...
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