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Tartaglia, Niccoló Fontana (1499–1557)

Niccolo Tartaglia
Italian mathematician who, with along with Girolamo Cardano, discovered the algebraic solution of the cubic. He was also a well-known inventor of mathematical recreations. He devised many arithmetical problems, and contributed especially to measuring and weighing problems and to river-crossing problems. Although his real name was Niccoló Fontana, he is always referred to as Tartaglia, "the stammerer."

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