Tartaglia, Niccoló Fontana (1499–1557)
Italian mathematician who, with along with Girolamo Cardano,
discovered the algebraic solution of the cubic.
He was also a wellknown inventor of mathematical recreations. He devised
many arithmetical problems, and contributed especially to measuring
and weighing problems and to rivercrossing
problems. Although his real name was Niccoló Fontana, he is always referred
to as Tartaglia, "the stammerer." Related category
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