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An individualist who believed in the superiority of the i This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat His vast collections in botany and zoology he willed to the Senate of Bologna; until the collections were conserved in the Palazzo Pubblico, then in the Palazzo Poggibut were distributed among various libraries and institutions in the course of the nineteenth century. Posted by peacay at 6: Monstrum hermaphroditicum pedibus aquilinis. During this time, he befriended many local scholars.

Ulisse Aldrovandi – Wikipedia

jonstrorum Retrieved 19 November Two headed lizard from Historia serpentum et draconum The standard author abbreviation Aldrovandi is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. Here’s how histotia engaged my mind regarding exoplanets: By September, he had published an abjuration, but was transferred to Rome, and remained in custody or house arrest until absolved in April, They were, together, a masterpiece of the weird, featuring glorious woodcut illustrations of oddities and creatures familiar and distinctly bizarre.


Aldrovandi was instrumental in establishing the botanical gardens in Bologna and his alma mater there awarded him the first Monsttorum chair in natural science. Inhe became professor of philosophy and in he became the first professor of natural sciences at Bologna lectura philosophiae naturalis ordinaria de fossilibus, plantis et animalibus.

Ulisse Aldrovandi

Eventually, his herbarium contained about dried specimens on sheets in sixteen volumes, preserved at the University of Bologna. University of California Press. Back in Bologna he began the process of amassing an extraordinary cabinet of curiosities, intended to be a representation of the diversity of the natural world.

Inhe sought the aid of pope Gregory XIII a cousin of his motherwho wrote to the authorities of Bologna to reinstate Aldrovandi in his public offices and request financial aid to help him publish his books. Retrieved 2 November Thanks to artists and painters like Agostino Carracci, Teodoro Ghisi, Jacopo Ligozzi, he created a huge archive made up of sheets, from which planks are still preserved today in the Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna.

Retrieved 21 February Ulisse Aldrovandi e la Toscana: When Aldrovandi died inhe left his enormous collection to the Senate of Bologna, and many of his unpublished works were published for the first time many years after his death. Ulisse Aldrovandi 11 September — 4 May was an Italian naturalistthe moving force behind Bologna’s botanical gardenone of the first in Europe.


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His writings include studies in ornithology, medicine, hydrology, zoology, botany and, as can be imagined from the embellished and fantastical images here, a paper on mythical creatures as well among others. He is usually referred to, especially in older literature, as Aldrovandus ; his name in Italian is equally given as Aldroandi. I already made a post about Monnstrorum museum in Bologna where I saw his naturalia collection, maybe you should find it interesting.

He also had various artists including Jacopo LigozziGiovanni Neriand Cornelio Schwindtcompose illustrations of specimens.

The flowering of Florence: Oklahoma copy up above. Based on his amassed treasures, Aldrovandi began the process of documenting the collection. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Aldrovandi’s Monstrorum images are also available in high resolution from the Online Galleries of the History of Science Collections of the Jonstrorum of Oklahoma Libraries: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies Wikisource.

His most famous work, the Storia Naturale, a 13 volume printed work, was conceived as the most complete description of the three kingdoms of nature — mineral, vegetable and animal — available at that time. Ulisse Aldrovandi in Bologna.