This is the frontispiece of Procli Diadochi by Francesco Barozzi, published in Venice, 1560. Barozzi (1537 - 1604) was a Venetian nobleman, a mathematician, astronomer and humanist. A correspondent of Christopher Clavius, he was well known in the Italian mathematical community of the time. He was a translator of and commentator on ancient mathematical classics and was particularly active in the 16th century movement to revive an interest in Euclidean geometry. His book is a translation of and commentary on Proclus Diadochus’ ( 411 - 485 ) edition of Euclid's Elements. The portrait depicts Barozzi.

Francesco Barozzi's Procli Diadochi

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