Ronchi, Vasco

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Ronchi, Vasco Gender: M
born on 19 December 1897 at 02:00 (= 02:00 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_sagcol.18.gif 27°27' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°03 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°33'


Italian physicist known for his work in optics. In 1922 Ronchi published work describing testing methods for optics using simple equipment. The Ronchi test is widely used in amateur telescope making. The Ronchi ruling also bears his name.

Along with Enrico Fermi, he was a student of Luigi Puccianti. He studied at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Pisa from 1915 to 1919.

He served numerous terms as the President of the 'Union Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences' within the UNESCO.

Ronchi authored 900 papers and 30 books. He died on 31 October 1988, aged 90, in Florence.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3128 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Ronchi test")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Ronchi ruling")