Person: Barocius, Franciscus
Francesco Barozzi or Barocius was a Cretan who is important for translating Greek mathematical texts.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- To understand events in Barozzi's life we need to look briefly at the history of Crete.
- Francesco attended school in Padua where he learnt Greek and Latin, then he studied at the University of Padua where mathematics was part of his course.
- Barozzi translated many other works including ones by Heron, Pappus and Archimedes.
- Barozzi was tried by the Inquisition and found guilty in around 1583, although it is not known exactly what were the charges against him.
- Found guilty of this, Barozzi had to provide silver crosses at the cost of 100 ducats and he received a suspended prison sentence.
Born 9 August 1537, Candia (now Iráklion), Crete. Died 23 November 1604, Venice (now Italy).
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive