Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli
- July 4
) was an astronomer
. He studied at the University of Turin and Berlin Observatory and worked for over forty years at Brera Observatory.
He observed objects in the solar system, and after observing Mars he named the "seas" and "continents", including the canali, famously mistranslated as "canals".
His niece Elsa Schiaparelli became a fabled couturier.