Colonnetti, Gustavo

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Colonnetti, Gustavo Gender: M
born on 8 November 1886 at 15:35 (= 3:35 PM )
Place Turin, Italy, 45n03, 7e40
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°29 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 12°43'


Italian mathematician and engineer who made important contributions to continuum mechanics and strength of materials. He was a Rector of the Politecnico di Torino and President of CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche). His theories found important applications in modern techniques of construction, such as pre-stressed concrete.

He is remembered for Colonnetti's theorem (or Colonnetti's minimum principle) which states that in equilibrium the potential energy function W* is minimized.

He died on 20 March 1968, aged 81, in Turin.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Colonnetti's theorem")