# Peano, Giuseppe (1858–1932)

Giuseppe Peano (pronounced "piano") was an Italian pioneer of mathematical logic and
the axiomatization (see axiom) of mathematics.
He studied at the University of Turin, later becoming a professor there.
In 1889, he published his first version of a system of mathematical logic
in *Arithmetices principia*, which included his famous axioms of natural
numbers, now known as Peano's axioms. Two years later, he established a
journal, the *Rivista*, in which he proposed the symbolizing of all
mathematical propositions into his system. The project, which became known
as the *Formulario*, was his chief focus for the next fifteen years.
Peano's ideas profoundly influenced those of Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. He also devised
the international language *Interlingua*, still occasionally used. The Peano curve is named after him.