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xx Leibniz and Ferdinando
« Thread started on: Jun 17th, 2008, 12:25pm »

I am interested in finding out about the correspondence between Leibniz and Ferdinando de Medici. In particular if by chance Leibniz had a hand in designing the new pianoforte which was being invented at the end of the 17th C. under the patronage of Ferdinando, at the Medici court. Leibniz' theory of kinetic energy 'vis viva' would be relevant to the design of the hammer action.
Does anyone know anything about this, or where I should go to see Leibniz' correspondence?
(I am going to find out if I can discover anything at the Italian end in the Medici archive in Florence)
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 20th, 2008, 6:00pm »

For general correspondence, you might try Reihe I of the Academy edition of Leibniz-works.

http://www.leibniz-edition.de/Baende/
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