- E·van·ge·lis·ta [e-vahn-je-lee-stah] /ɛˌvɑn dʒɛˈli stɑ/, 1608–47, Italian physicist.
- Evangelista (evandʒeˈlista). 1608–47, Italian physicist and mathematician, who discovered the principle of the barometer
- Italian mathematician and physicist noted for discovering that the atmosphere exerts pressure. He demonstrated that this pressure affected the level of mercury in a tube, thereby inventing the mercury barometer (1643).