# Mathematician:Antonio Maria del Fiore

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## Mathematician

Italian Renaissance mathematician.

A student of Scipione del Ferro, learned from him the formula for the resolution of the particular cubic equation $x^3 + p x = q$, 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

## Also known as

Some sources render his name as **Antonio Fior**.

## Sources

- 2004: Ian Stewart:
*Galois Theory*(3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Historical Introduction: Polynomial Equations - 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $4$: Lure of the Unknown: Cubic equations