Gerolamo Cardano

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

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. rice.edu. Archived frae the original on 19 Julie 2012. Retrieved 19 Julie 2012.