# Mathematician:Antonio Maria del Fiore

## 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.

Italian

## History

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

## Also known as

Some sources render his name as Antonio Fior.