Élie Diodati

Élie Diodati (Elia, Elias) (1576–1661) was a Genevan lawyer and jurist from a leading Calvinist family in Geneva, who had moved there from Lucca. He is now known as a supporter of Galileo: they met around 1620.[1]

He settled in Paris, where he was an avocat du Parlement. He arranged for Lodewijk Elzevir to visit Galileo at Arcetri, in May 1636, leading to the publication of the Two New Sciences.[2]


  1. ^ http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/itineraries/biography/EliaDiodati.html
  2. ^ Michael Sharratt, Galilo; Decisive Innovator (1994), p. 185-7.

Further reading

  • Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 (2005 translation)
  • Stéphane Garcia (2004), Élie Diodati et Galilée: Naissance d'un réseau scientifique dans l'Europe du XVIIe siècle

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Élie is the French equivalent of "Elias" or "Elijah."

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