Person: Cardan, Girolamo


Girolamo Cardan or Cardano was an Italian doctor and mathematician who is famed for his work _Ars Magna _ which was the first Latin treatise devoted solely to algebra. In it he gave the methods of solution of the cubic and quartic equations which he had learnt from Tartaglia.

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Born 24 September 1501, Pavia, Duchy of Milan (now Italy). Died 21 September 1576, Rome (now Italy).

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