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Giovanni Demisiani ( el, Ἰωάννης Δημησιάνος; died 1614), a
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, was a
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mathematician
to Cardinal Gonzaga, and member of the
Accademia dei Lincei The Accademia dei Lincei (; literally the "Academy of the Lynx-Eyed", but anglicised as the Lincean Academy) is one of the oldest and most prestigious European scientific institutions, located at the Palazzo Corsini, Rome, Palazzo Corsini on the Vi ...
."The Eye of the Lynx" by David Freedberg, Page 115
/ref> Demisiani is noted for coining the name ''
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telescope
'' (from the
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τῆλε, ''tele'' "far" and σκοπεῖν, ''skopein'' "to look or see") for a version of the instrument presented by Galileo Galilei to the
Accademia dei Lincei The Accademia dei Lincei (; literally the "Academy of the Lynx-Eyed", but anglicised as the Lincean Academy) is one of the oldest and most prestigious European scientific institutions, located at the Palazzo Corsini, Rome, Palazzo Corsini on the Vi ...
at a banquet honoring Galileo’s induction into the Accademia in 1611.


See also

* List of Greek mathematicians


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1614 deaths Greek mathematicians 16th-century Greek people Year of birth unknown 17th-century Greek scientists 17th-century Greek educators 16th-century Greek scientists 16th-century Greek educators 16th-century Greek mathematicians 17th-century Greek mathematicians 17th-century Greek astronomers 16th-century Greek astronomers {{greece-mathematician-stub