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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 194 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GIOVANNI SANTINI (1787-1877), Italian astronomer, was born on the 3oth of January 1787 at Caprese, in the province of Arezzo. He was from 1813 professor of astronomy at the university and director of the observatory at Padua. He wrote Elementi di astronomia (2 vols. 1820, 2nd ed. 1830), Teoria degli stromenti ottici (2 vols. 1828), and many scientific memoirs and notices, among which are five catalogues of telescopic stars between +Io° and -15° declination, from observations made at the Padua observatory. He died on the 26th of June 1877. See Astronomische Nachrichten, No. 90; Month. Not. Roy. Astr. Soc., No. 38.
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