Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso: "Giovanni Alfonso BORELLI Naples 1608 - Rome 1679 This great scientist contributed both to the mathematical and physical sciences (mainly astronomy and mechanics) and to the medical and the biological sciences. His De motu animalium (Rome, 1680) was an attempt to extend to biology the rigorous analytical and geometrical method developed by Galileo in the field of mechanics. Borelli was a student of Benedetto Castelli. He taught mathematics at the University of Pisa, and later at the University of Messina. He was also member of the Accademia del Cimento."