Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia

Italian mathematician

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Brescia, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 13-Dec-1557

Profession: engineer, mathematician

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia

  • Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (Italian: [nikko'l? ffon'ta?na tar'ta??a]; 1499/1500, Brescia – 13 December 1557, Venice) was an Italian mathematician, engineer (designing fortifications), a surveyor (of topography, seeking the best means of defense or offense) and a bookkeeper from the then-Republic of Venice (now part of Italy).
  • He published many books, including the first Italian translations of Archimedes and Euclid, and an acclaimed compilation of mathematics.
  • Tartaglia was the first to apply mathematics to the investigation of the paths of cannonballs, known as ballistics, in his Nova Scientia (A New Science); his work was later partially validated and partially superseded by Galileo's studies on falling bodies.
  • He also published a treatise on retrieving sunken ships.

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