Antonio Renato Toniolo
- Category : 1881-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (39)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 1
Italian geographer known especially for his Compendium of General Geography, whose first edition dates back to 1939. He was also director of the Centre for Physical Geography of the CNR between 1946 and 1955. The author of over 150 studies in all disciplines of Geography, from Limnology to Geomorphology, from Human Geography to Physical Geography and Phytogeography, he was recognized for many years as the true master of Italian geography.
Graduated in Natural Sciences in Pisa in 1904 with Prof. Mario Canavari he went to study in Florence at the school of Carlo De Stefani and Olinto Mannelli and in Padua as an assistant to Luigi De Marchi from 1907 to 1914. He moved to Florence to teach Geography at the Higher Institute of Magisterium. Shortly thereafter he won the competition for the chair at the University of Pisa, teaching from 1922 to 1936, and at Bologna, from 1936 to 1955.
He died in Bologna on 9 May 1955, aged 74.