Raffaele Piria (b. Scilla, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 20 August 18131; d. Turin, Italy, 18 July 1865) was a great chemist, physician and patriot. Thanks to his studies on applied chemistry he made discovers that turned him into one of the most important organic chemists. In short time he became from a normal assistent, to a close friend of Dumas, who always retained useful to discuss with Piria the most problematic questions od chemistry. He was lecturer at Pisa and Turin University, and at the same time he was captain of a university battalion in Curtatone and Montanara, fighting for italian ideology of freedom. Moreover, he was minister of instruction in Naples showing scientific and civil dignity, becoming a glory of Southern Italy.
This page lists items in the database related to Raffaele Piria :
- Raffaele Piria's bust among the Medical Monuments in the University of Turin Central Building in Turin
- Ada Quazza and Giovanni Romano (a cura di), Il Palazzo dell'Università di Torino e le sue collezioni, Università di Torino - Fondazione CRT, Torino 2004, pp. 152-3.
- Alfredo Focà and Francesco Cardone (a cura di), Raffaele Piria - Medico Chimico Patriota Innovatore della Chimica in Italia, 3 BRUTTIUM ET SCIENZA- Laruffa editore, Italia 2003, pp. 220.