Another Look At Flavio Gioja

Uploaded: April 19, 2020 | Entered: June 03, 2020 01:56:12


Flavio Gioja is reputed to have been an Italian mariner and inventor, supposedly a marine pilot, and has traditionally been credited with perfecting the sailor's compass by suspending its needle over a fleur-de-lis design, and enclosing it in a little box with a glass cover. He was also said to have introduced such design, which pointed North, in deference to Charles of Anjou, the French king of Naples. Flavio Gioia's birthplace is alternately given as Amalfi (where his statue is seen here) , Positano, Naples, or Gioia, a town in Apulia, hence the derivation of the reputed surname. The lunar crater Gioja is named after him.

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000; Shutter Speed: 1/250; Aperture: f/7.1; ISO: 100; Orientation: 1; Date: 2019:08:20 16:44:22


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