Gerolamo Cardano

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Gerolamo Cardano
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Gerolamo Cardano
Born24 September 1501(1501-09-24)
Died21 September 1576(1576-09-21) (aged 74)
Alma materVarsity o Pavia
Kent forAlgebra
Scientific career

Gerolamo (or Girolamo, or Geronimo) Cardano (French: Jérôme Cardan; Laitin: Hieronymus Cardanus; 24 September 1501 – 21 September 1576) wis an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physeecian, astrologer an gambler.[1] He wrote mair nor 200 wirks on medicine, mathematics, pheesics, filosofie, releegion, an muisic.[2] His gambling led him tae formulate elementary rules in probability, makin him ane o the foonders o the field.

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  1. Fletcher, Peter; Hughes Hoyle; C. Wayne Patty (1991). Foundations of Discrete Mathematics (International student ed.). Boston: PWS-KENT Pub. Co. p. 207. ISBN 0-53492-373-9. Cardano was a physician, astrologer, and mathematician.... [He] supported his wife and three children by gambling and casting horoscopes.
  2. Westfall, Richard S. "Cardano, Girolamo". The Galileo Project. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-19.