*Gerolamo Cardano*

**Gerolamo Cardano is an Italian mathematician, physician and astrologer. He studied in many fields during his life. Cardano was born in Pavia, in Italy in 1501. He lived during the Italian Wars in the**

**16th century. Unfortunately, he was not a wanted child, so because of this, he had a lot of difficulty to get accepted into university, because at that time, it was not well seeing to be an illegitimate child. Cardano persists and finally get his medical degree at the Universities of Pavia and Padua. He gets married and had three children. In 1534, he moved to Milan, practiced medicine and teaches at the University of Milan, where he was refused when he was younger. Around 1540, Gerolamo did mathematical calculations of cubic and quartic equation. He was working with Tartaglia, another well know Italian mathematician, which has the solution of these equations. Cardano, finally found and spread the solution in one of most popular book**

*Ars Magna (The Great Art).*In this book we can find the solution of the cubic and quartic equation. The easiest Cardano’s formula to solve a cubic equation is

Cardano also wrote over 200 works in different fields. Over the years, he became one of the most famous mathematicians and physicians in Europe. We now use his formula in the mathematical domain of linear algebra.

Cardano also wrote over 200 works in different fields. Over the years, he became one of the most famous mathematicians and physicians in Europe. We now use his formula in the mathematical domain of linear algebra.

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"Gerolamo Cardano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Cardano

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