Person: Casamayor, María Andresa


María Andresa Casamayor was the first Spanish woman to publish a science book. In March 1738, when only 17 years old, she published the arithmetic text Tyrocinio arithmético designed to facilitate the learning of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 30 November 1720, Zaragoza, Spain. Died 23 October 1780, Zaragoza, Spain.

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Origin Spain, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive