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Salvino D'Amato of Florence (1258–1312)

Salvino D'Amato of Florence Demographics:
  • Name - Salvino D'Amato of Florence
  • Born - 1258 (exact day not known)
  • Died – 1312
  • Father - Armato of Florence
  • Residence - Florence, Italy
  • Nationality - Italian
Important Facts:
  • Credited with inventing eyeglasses.
  • Some historians doubt the authenticity of this claim though.
  • It is, however, fairly certain that spectacles were invented between 1280 & 1300 in Italy.
Source for the Salvino D'Amato of Florence credit:
  • Leopoldo del Migliore stated in his 1684 history of Florence that there was a memorial honouring D'Armati at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • The memorial bore the inscription - Here lies Salvino degl' Armati, son of Armato of Florence, inventor of eyeglasses. May God forgive his sins. A.D. 1317.
  • The tomb unfortunately no longer exists, so it has not been possible to verify this claim.

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