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Image number: RS.17163
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Potrait of Robert Bellarmine


17th century


Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621, Italian), Clergyman


Unknown, Artist

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v6 p41



height (plate): 159mm
width (plate): 93mm



Potrait of Robert Bellarmine, engraved by an unknown artist.

Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was an Italian Jesuit priest and cardinal. He is especially known for his role in the Galileo affair, in which Bellarmine informed Galileo in 1616 of the forthcoming Catholic stance on the Copernican doctrine. He ordered Galileo to abandon this doctrine.

From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

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