Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
   
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso (1608–1679)




Italian astronomer, physicist, and physiologist. After making contributions to astronomy, including the proposal that comets travel along elliptical paths, he turned his knowledge of physics to the working of the living body and successfully explained muscle action on mechanical principles.


Related categories

   • ASTRONOMERS AND ASTROPHYSICISTS
   • BIOLOGISTS