Giorgio De Santillana

Italian-American, 1902-1974

Giorgio de Santillana was born in Rome and moved to the United States in 1936. In 1942, he became an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he would spend the remainder of his academic career. He became a full Professor of the History of Science in the School of Humanities in 1954. Santillana died in Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1974.