Mathematician:Francesco Faà di Bruno

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Italian mathematician and priest, most famous (in mathematics) for Faà di Bruno's Formula on derivatives of composite functions.

Also notable for his beatification on 25th September 1988 by Pope John Paul II.




  • Born: 29 March 1825, Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
  • 1871: Became a professor at the University of Turin
  • 1876: Appointed to the Chair of Higher Analysis at the University of Turin
  • 22 October 1876: Ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in Rome
  • Died: 27 March 1888, Turin, Italy

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Francesco Faà di Bruno can be found here.


Also known as

His full name was Francesco da Paola Virgilio Secondo Maria Faà di Bruno.