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Bonaventura Cavalieri

1598 - 1647

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Bonaventura Francesco Cavalieri (Latin: Bonaventura Cavalerius; 1598 – 30 November 1647) was an Italian mathematician and a Jesuate. He is known for his work on the problems of optics and motion, work on indivisibles, the precursors of infinitesimal calculus, and the introduction of logarithms to Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bonaventura Cavalieri has received more than 165,195 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Bonaventura Cavalieri is the 85th most popular mathematician (up from 88th in 2019), the 607th most popular biography from Italy (up from 631st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Bonaventura Cavalieri was an Italian mathematician who is most famous for his work in geometry. He was the first person to use algebra to find the area of a circle.

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Among mathematicians, Bonaventura Cavalieri ranks 85 out of 823Before him are Alexander Grothendieck, Ctesibius, Friedrich Bessel, Pappus of Alexandria, Johann Heinrich Lambert, and Felix Klein. After him are Paul Erdős, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Alexander Friedmann, Anthemius of Tralles, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, and Émilie du Châtelet.

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Among people born in 1598, Bonaventura Cavalieri ranks 3Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francisco de Zurbarán. After him are François Mansart, Eleonora Gonzaga, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Maarten Tromp, Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler, Johann Crüger, William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Chen Hongshou, and Michael van Langren. Among people deceased in 1647, Bonaventura Cavalieri ranks 2Before him is Evangelista Torricelli. After him are Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Peter Mogila, Matthias Gallas, Zhang Xianzhong, Giovanni Lanfranco, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Zhu Yuyue, Masaniello, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, and Pietro Carrera.

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Among people born in Italy, Bonaventura Cavalieri ranks 607 out of 4,668Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Claudia Octavia (40), Saint Eustace (10), Olybrius (400), Frank Capra (1897), and Libius Severus (420). After him are Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Leonardo Bruni (1370), and Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Bonaventura Cavalieri ranks 11Before him are Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Archytas (-428), Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Philolaus (-470), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), and Giuseppe Peano (1858). After him are Lodovico Ferrari (1522), Aloysius Lilius (1510), Giambattista della Porta (1535), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Rafael Bombelli (1526), and Vito Volterra (1860).