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MARQUES, Adílio Jorge and FILGUEIRAS, Carlos A. L.. The luso-brazilian chemist and naturalist Alexandre Antonio Vandelli. Quím. Nova [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.9, pp. 2492-2500. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422009000900046.
Alexandre Vandelli was the heir of two illustrious scientific traditions in the Luso-Brazilian world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, that of his father, the celebrated Italian-Portuguese naturalist and chemist Domingos (Domenico) Vandelli, and that of his father-in-law, that protean figure in several scientific specialties as well as in politics, José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, who in later life was of paramount importance in the process of Brazilian independence from Portugal. The younger Vandelli followed their footsteps but soon engaged in a multiple career, at first in Portugal and later in Brazil, of which little is known and is here presented for the first time.
Keywords : Alexandre Vandelli; Luso-Brazilian science; XIXth century Brazilian science.