# Mathematician:Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli

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## Mathematician

Italian mathematician and Franciscan friar who was a pioneer in the field of accounting.

Sometimes referred to as "The Father of Accounting and Bookkeeping".

The first person to publish a work on the double-entry system of book-keeping.

Published a compilation of the mathematics of his day, the first such work since Leonardo Fibonacci's *Liber Abaci* of $1202$.

Collaborator with Leonardo da Vinci.

## Nationality

Italian

## History

- Born: 1445 or 1447 in Borgo Sansepolcro, Italy
- Died: 1517 in Sansepolcro, Italy

## Publications

- 1477 -- 1480:
*Tractatus mathematicus ad discipulos perusinos* - 1494:
*Summa de Arithmetica* - 1496 -- 1508:
*De Viribus Quantitatis* - 1509:
*Geometry*, a Latin translation of Euclid's*The Elements* - 1509:
*De Divina Proportione*(includes art by Leonardo da Vinci)

*De ludo scacchorum*(On the Game of Chess) (unpublished)

## Also known as

His name is usually seen with the honorific **Fra Luca Pacioli**.

Sometimes it is seen spelt **Paccioli** or **Paciolo**

He was also called **Luca di Borgo** after his birthplace, Borgo Sansepolcro in Tuscany.

## Notable Quotes

*For the sake of salvation, the list must end (here).**De Divina Proportione*(1509): as $13$ was the number present at the Last Supper.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence - 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $1 \cdotp 61803 \, 39887 \, 49894 \, 84820 \, 45868 \, 34365 \, 63811 \, 77203 \, 09179 \, 80576 \ldots$ - 1991: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Geometry*... (previous) ... (next): A Chronological List Of Mathematicians - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $1 \cdotp 61803 \, 39887 \, 49894 \, 84820 \, 45868 \, 34365 \, 63811 \, 77203 \, 09179 \, 80576 \ldots$ - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Pacioli, Luca**(*c*. 1445-1517) - 2004: Ian Stewart:
*Galois Theory*(3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Historical Introduction: Polynomial Equations - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Pacioli, Luca**(*c*. 1445-1517)