[pee-aht-see, -ah-zee; Italian pyaht-tsee]


Giuseppe,1746–1826, Italian astronomer.

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Historical Examples of piazzi

  • It was in this locality that Piazzi discovered the asteroid Ceres, January 1, 1800.

    A Field Book of the Stars

    William Tyler Olcott

  • Piazzi had on each occasion measured the place which it then occupied.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • Piazzi called it Ceres, after the tutelary goddess of Sicily.

  • The Piazzi Sopramuro is one of the oldest parts of the town.

    Old Continental Towns

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • The attempts of Piazzi and Brinkley, early in the nineteenth century, also failed.