Quintino Sella

1827–84

Italian mineralogist, crystallographer, and statesman. Professor of geometry (later of mathematics), Instituto Tecnico di Torino (later University of Turin), 1852. An active member of the Accademia dei Lincei; a founding member of the Italian geological society and of the Alpine Club. Italian minister of finance, 1862, 1865, and 1869–73.

Sources: Enciclopedia Italiana Sarjeant 1980–96. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)