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 (tôr′ə-chĕl′ē, tôr′ē-), Evangelista 1608-1647.
Italian mathematician and physicist who invented the mercury barometer.
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(Biography) Evangelista (evandʒeˈlista). 1608–47, Italian physicist and mathematician, who discovered the principle of the barometer
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(ˌtɔr ɪˈtʃɛl i)

Evangelista, 1608–47, Italian physicist.
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Noun1.Torricelli - Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
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Former Italian internationalist, Moreno Torricelli, received a similar reaction for his rags-to-riches story when he picked up a winner's medal with Juventus in 1996.
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On the other side of the question were leading intellectuals of the early modern age, including Galileo, whose final book in 1633 expounded the theory of "indivisibles"; Bonaventura Cavalieri, whose name and books on geometry were often cited by later mathematicians; Evangelista Torricelli, who provided a rigorous defense and series of proofs using indivisibles; and John Wallis, who sparred with Hobbes's philosophies and mathematical claims for several decades through a series of books and pamphlets.
Another senator, Democrat Robert Torricelli of New Jersey, resigned in 2003 amid allegations he had improperly accepted gifts from a campaign contributor, businessman David Chang.
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A number of American dignitaries spoke at the event, including Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Michael Mukasey, former attorney general, Louis Freeh, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Professor Alan Dershowitz, a civil liberties lawyer, and Robert Torricelli, former senator from New Jersey.
Washington has maintained its embargo since 1961, which was stiffened in 1992 and 1996 after the adoption of the Torricelli and Helms-Burton laws.
Evangelista Torricelli of Italy (1608-1647) invented the barometer in 1643.