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Frederico Pescetto

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Frederico Pescetto (c1847-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

FREDERICO PESCETTO died at Cornigliano Ligure on November 7, 1903, at the age of 56.

After following the Course of Studies at the Military Academy in Turin, he entered the Corps of Engineers, in which he rose to the rank of Colonel. He paid particular attention to the subject of Electrotechnics, and when he attained the rank of Captain, he obtained the permission of his Government to complete his training at the Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore, at Liege. Here he was at the head of his class, and left with a diplome d'honneur. Subsequently he gave lectures on Electrotechnics to the Artillery and Engineer officers of the Italian Army.

His competence in electrical matters was universally acknowledged, and the War Department having, at his request, placed him on the Auxiliary List, he was entrusted with the erection and management of the works known as "Stabilimento Elettrotecnico Gio. Ansaldo & Co.," of which he was Manager at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Museum in Turin, where he had formerly attended the Electrotechnical lectures of Galileo Ferraris, whom he held in great esteem, and with whom he was bound by ties of mutual sympathy and friendship. He was of a cheerful disposition and his kind and courteous manner towards all with whom he came into contact obtained for him a large circle of friends both at home and abroad; and in him science lost one of its most gifted interpreters.

He was elected a Foreign Member in 1900, and in 1903 he was transferred to the class of Members.

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