Person - Turriano, Juanelo (ca. 1500-1585)

Turriano, Juanelo (ca. 1500-1585)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Turriano, Juanelo (ca. 1500-1585)Alternative forms (other languages) Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Cremona (Lombardía, Italia)  1500 - 1585-06-13

History:

He started his career as clockmaker apprentice in Cremona. Moved in Milano where he became clockmaster and he married. He entered to the service of emperor Charles V as royal clockmaker after repairing the astronomical clock of Giovanni Dondi, broken since 14th century, as a gift of the city of Milano to Charles V. After the emperor's die in 1558 he served his son Philip II, mainly as civil engineer. One of his most outstandings works was the machine to raise water to the Alcázar of Toledo, saving a 100 m high gradient; he made two of them, and those machines remained working for a century. He adviced Philip II about the reformation of the Julian calendar, decreed in 1585 by pope Gregorius XIII.

Occupations

Profession (carried on by):

Clockmakers

Profession (carried on by):

Matemáticos

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Cremona (Lombardía, Italia) in 1500

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Toledo (España) in 1585-06-13

Subjects

Gender:

Varón

Is:

Inventors

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Artificio de Juanelo (Toledo, España)

Related Authorities

Carlos I (1500-1558, rey de España)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Associative relations :

Felipe II (1527-1598, rey de España)

Monasterio de San Jerónimo de Yuste (Cuacos de Yuste, Cáceres, España)  ( Fue el encargado de diseñar el sistema de abastecimiento de agua durante la reforma que se hizo de cara a albergar al emperador Carlos V durante su retiro. )

Family relationships :

Turriano, Leonardo (1559-1629)  - Collateral (Pariente de)

External Links

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a

Documents

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