Francesco Corner

Other name: 
visitor and correspondent
Death or Burial date: 
January 1, 1634

Francesco Cornaro or Corner was the Venetian Ambassador in London from 1705 to 1709. He was elected a member of the Royal Society on November 30, 1708.

Leeuwenhoek addressed letter 260 to him on December 18, 1705, shortly after Corner had finished a two-month stay in den Haag, during which time, he visited Leeuwenhoek in Delft and presented him with a coat of arms.

Leeuwenhoek sent a copy of that thank-you letter to the Royal Society with Letter 269 of 12 July 1707. An extract about pearls, without the thank-you, was published in Philosophical Transactions vol. 25, no. 311 (July, August and September 1707). The orginal letter to Cornaro has not survived.