Giovanni Battista Triumfetti and the Development of Botany in Rome

Luciana Rita Angeletti, Silvia Marinozzi


The article concerns the history of the Roman University Botanical Gardens, since the origin to the death of Giovanni Battista Triumfetti, by the examination of documents of the Record Office of Rome.

In particular it treats the cultural and scientific activity of G. B. Triumfetti as Director of the Botanical Gardens, and the consequent renaissance and development of Botany in Rome in the end of the XVIII century, by the analysis of the Herbarium of Erasmus Abundantia of 1700.


Key words: Giovan Battista Triumfetti - Roman University Botanical Gardens - Botany in Rome

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