Rodolico, Francesco

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Rodolico, Francesco Gender: M
born on 27 March 1905 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°47' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 26°18 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 09°45'


Italian mineralogist and linguist who undertook research on scientific lexicography, in particular on the history of mineralogical terms and above all on the relationship between popular, scientific and commercial lexicons.

He devoted other research to the geomorphologic study of Tuscany and Umbria, observing the relationship between their petrographic characteristics and man-made activity.

In his work Le pietre delle città d'Italia (The Stones of the Cities of Italy) published in Florence in 1953, Rodolico described Italy on the whole by analyzing its stones, highlighting their use as building materials and thus directing mineralogy into a more applicable science.

During the years of his teaching at the Faculty of Architecture of Florence he made a substantial contribution to architectural restoration: the mineralogist pointed out that studying the history of a stone meant examining its features including its degradation and the measures to contain it.

He died in Florence on 30 March 1988.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Italian)


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3127 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Mineralogist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction