Telesio studied until 1535 in Milan, Rome and Padua. In the years 1535 to 1544 it lived in a Benediktinerkloster. 1553 he married and returned to Cosenza, 1561 died its wife. Since 1576 it lived alternating in Cosenza and Neapel.
Telesio was a prominent critic of the philosophical system of Aristoteles. It affected numerous philosophers such as Francis Bacon, Giordano Bruno, Tommaso Campanella, Pierre Gassendi and Thomas Hobbes.
- De natura rerum (1565)
- De Mar (1570)
- De his qui into aere fiunt de terrae motibus (1570) De
- et colorum generatione (1570)
- De cometis et lacteo circulo
- De iride
- De usu respirationis