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Giambattista della Porta

died 407 years ago

4 February 1615

Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who worked on cryptography and also on optics. He claimed to be the inventor of the telescope although he does not appear to have constructed one before Galileo.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Porta/