This memorial plaque dedicated to Federico Cesi can be seen on the exterior wall of the building in Rome (via della Maschera d’oro, 21) where he lived and founded the Academy of the Lynxes and created a botanical garden. The plaque is particularly remarkable because it explains the importance of Federico Cesi as an italian scientist and naturalist.
The Italian inscription reads as follows: “IL PRINCIPE FEDERIGO CESI ROMANO / CHE STRETTO DA PERSECUZIONI MALIGNE / MANTENNE L’ARDORE DELLA SCIENZA / INVESTIGATORE ILLUSTRE DELLA NATURA / DELL’ACCADEMIA DE LINCEI FONDATORE / IN QUESTO PALAZZO DI SUA FAMIGLIA / ACCOLSE LE DOTTE ADUNANZE / E L’AMICO SUO GALILEI / SPQR / 1872”.
- Photos and main text by Danilo Boccetti ti.orebil|itteccobolinad#| and Francesca Leonetti moc.liamg|111oelarf#| (December 2015)
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