Chiaia, Ercole (d. 1905)

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Chiaia, Ercole (d. 1905)

Distinguished Italian psychical researcher to whom Cesare Lombroso, P. B. Bianchi, astronomer G. V. Schiaparelli, Theodor Flournoy, Prof. Porro, and Col. Rochas owed their introduction to the phenomena of Spiritualism. It was Chiaia who first introduced the phenomena of the famous medium Eusapio Palladino to the European scientific world in 1888 when he invited Lombroso to conduct investigations.