Caverni, Raffaello, Storia del metodo sperimentale in Italia, 1891-1900

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Raffaello Caverni was born in San Quirico di Montelupo in a house on the
Via Pisana.
The place is now marked by a memorial plaque with an epigraph
by Father G. Giovannozzi, placed there in July 1902, which following the
unfortunate cultural customs of those times remembers him in a rather
infelicitous manner asmost celebrated writer ... with German erudition
and Italian genius.” Such rhetoric hardly suits his work which, though not
always polished and rigorous, is brilliant, sagacious, and often piercing—in a
word, truly Tuscan.
The Registry of baptisms in Pieve di Montelupo shows
that Raffaello Gregorio (the second name perhaps in honor of the reigning
Pope) Gaspero, son of Vincenzo son of Pietro Caverni and Assunta Mancioli
was born in S.
Quirico at the Ambrogiana (the lovely Medici villa now an
asylum for the criminal insane) on March 12, 1837, at 8:00 p.m. He was the

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