Girolamo Cardano

lived from 1501 to 1576

**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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