See also:Italian violoncellist, was
See also:born at Bergamo on the 8th of
See also:January 1822 . He was the son of a violinist, and became a
See also:pupil at the conservatorio of Milan . From 1838 onwards he journeyed over
See also:Europe, playing with extraordinary success in all the important cities of the continent . In 1844 he appeared before the
See also:London public at a Philharmonic Concert; and in 1859, on the foundation of the Popular Concerts, he took up the
See also:work with which he was most intimately connected for
See also:thirty-nine seasons, retaining until 1897 the
See also:post of first violoncello at these famous chamber concerts, during the latter
See also:half of each series . His purely classical
See also:style, his wide musical During a visit to England in 1788 he procured from Jesse
See also:Ramsden a five-
See also:foot altazimuth, with which he collected at Palermo, 1792-1813, the materials for two admirable
See also:star-catalogues, published in 1803 and 1814 respectively . While engaged on this work he discovered, on the 1st of January 1801, the first asteroid or minor
See also:planet, to which he gave the name of
See also:Ceres, the tutelary deity of
See also:Sicily . He died at Naples on the 22nd of
See also:July 1826 . See B . E . Maineri, L'Astronomo Giuseppe Piazzi (Milan, 1871); R .
See also:Wolf, Biographien, Bd. iv. p . 275; Monatliche Correspondenz (1810; portrait), xxi .
46; Astr . Jahrbuch, liv . 218; Bulletin
See also:des sciences (1826), vi . 339; Edin . Journal of Science (1827), vi . 193;
See also:Roy . Astr .
See also:Soc. iii . 119; R .
See also:Grant, Hist . Phys . Astronomy, pp .
238, 510, 549 .
PIAUHY, or PIAUHI
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