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Author:

 

Manuel Villas Boas


Report:

 

28


Page:

 

89


Year:

 

2001


Subject Matter:

 

Diplomatic and General History



Excerpt:

 

João Jacinto de Magalhães left Portugal in 1758 when he was already in his late 30s. Few would have guessed the extraordinary career he would carve for himself in European science. In 1763 he settled in Paris but by the following year he was in London where he gathered scientific information available in Britain but largely unknown in France as well as becoming involved in the manufacture, trade and commissioning of scientific instruments of all kinds. On his death he was described as "a large and amiable man whom all the literati of Europe knew of and the most prominent wished to meet". 




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