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Giovanni Alfonso
[joh-vah-nee al-fon-soh,, -zoh,, jee-uh-;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee ahl-fawn-zaw] /dʒoʊˈvɑ ni ælˈfɒn soʊ,, -zoʊ,, ˌdʒi ə-;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni ɑlˈfɔn zɔ/ (Show IPA), 1608–79, Italian astronomer, physicist, and physiologist.
Contemporary Examples

Suicide Crisis: Why the Military Needs Mandatory Mental-Health Services Marjorie Morrison September 26, 2012
Al Gore Accused of Abusing His Spot on Apple’s Board for Personal Gain Gary Rivlin February 21, 2012

Historical Examples

An Epitome of the History of Medicine Roswell Park
A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 56, March 1900 Various
Science and Education Thomas H. Huxley
Etna G. F. Rodwell
Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 56, March 1900 Various
Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt Wilfrid Scawen Blunt


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