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  • Italian Discoveries

    Italians have made significant contributions throughout history. A number of these contributions are ones that have been uncovered through extensive research or by chance. The following list contains the discovery, who found it and the year it was discovered. If there is a discovery by an Italian that I have failed to include please send me an email.

    The Americas Christopher Columbus 1492
    Four Moons of Jupiter Galileo Galilei 1610
    Golgi Complex Camillo Golgi 1897
    Great Red Spot on Jupiter Giovanni Domenico Cassini ca. 1665
    HIV Virus Robert Gallo & Luc Montagnier 1983
    Nitroglycerin Ascanio Sobrero 1847
    Nuclear Isotope Enrico Fermi 1932

    Last Updated 10/17/11

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