Mathematician:Gerolamo Cardano

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Mathematician

Italian mathematician, physician, inventor, astrologer and gambler.


Nationality

Italian


History

  • Born: September 24, 1501
  • 1570: Imprisoned for heresy for publishing the horoscope of Jesus Christ.
  • Died: September 21, 1576


Theorems

Results named for Gerolamo Cardano can be found here.


Publications


Also known as

Also known as Girolamo Cardano, Jerome Cardan (the French and English form of his name), Hieronimo (or Hieronymo) Cardano, or Hieronymus Cardanus (the Latin form).


Notable Quotes

These quantities are "truly sophisticated" and that to continue working with them would be "as subtle as it would be useless".
-- on complex numbers in his Ars Magna


Sources