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Girolamo Cardano

was born 521 years ago

24 September 1501

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.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Cardan/