Laura Bassi

Laura Maria Caterina Bassi Veratti was an Italian physicist and academic. Recognized and depicted as "Minerva", she was the first woman to have a doctorate in science, and the... Wikipedia

  • Born:  October 29, 1711, Bologna, Papal States
  • Died:  February 20, 1778, Bologna
  • Nationality:  Italian
  • Fields:  Physics, Philosophy, Mathematics
  • Institutions:  University of Bologna
  • Patrons:  Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini (Pope Benedict XIV)
  • Alma mater:  University of Bologna
  • Notable students:  Lazzaro Spallanzani
  • Known for:  First female university professor. Populariser of Newtonian mechanics in Italy.
  • Influences:  Isaac Newton
  • Spouse:  Giuseppe Veratti
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo