Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Tito Livio Burattini
Born: March 8, 1617, in Agordo, Italy
Death: November 17, 1681 (Age: 64)
- Italian inventor, Scientist, architect, Egyptologist, instrument-maker, and engineer.
- Early creator of the calculating machine.
- Used measurements made by Greaves in an attempt to accurately determine the circumference of the earth.
- Built a model aircraft with four fixed glider wings (1647), which was said to have lifted a cat.
- Developed an early system of measurement based on time, similar to today's International System of Units.
- Considered the first to recommend the name metre for a unit of length.
- Misura universale (lit. "universal measure") (1675).