A description of selected studies and professional achievements of G.V.Schiaparelli reveals the vast fields of interest of the historian and scientist. His researche in Oriental languages, especially Cuneiform and Arabic, was parallel to an always deeper knowledge of mathematical and applied Astronomy with results that are valid even at present. The discovery of asteroid 69 Hesperia is also commented.
Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana
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- History of Astronomy;