Mathematician:Antonio Maria del Fiore

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Mathematician

Italian Renaissance mathematician, sometimes rendered as Antonio Fior.

A student of Scipione del Ferro, learned from him the formula for the resolution of the particular cubic equation $x^3 + px = q$, and boasted that he was the only one who could solve such equations.

Challenged Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia to a contest in 1535 to solve cubics, but was outclassed.

Some sources suggest that it was del Fiore who revealed to Gerolamo Cardano that the solution originated from del Ferro and not Tartaglia.


Nationality

Italian


History

  • Born: 15th Century, Italy
  • Died: 16th Century, Italy


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