Lodovico Ferrari

1522 - 1565

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Lodovico de Ferrari (2 February 1522 – 5 October 1565) was an Italian mathematician best known today for solving the quartic equation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lodovico Ferrari has received more than 85,666 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Lodovico Ferrari is the 132nd most popular mathematician (down from 104th in 2019), the 1,010th most popular biography from Italy (down from 775th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Lodovico Ferrari was an Italian mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was most famous for his work in the fields of astronomy and optics. He is best known for his invention of the telescope.

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Among mathematicians, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 132 out of 1,004Before him are Marian Rejewski, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Liu Hui, Étienne Bézout, Colin Maclaurin, and Hermann of Reichenau. After him are Jacques Hadamard, Aloysius Lilius, Sophus Lie, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Oliver Heaviside, and Ernst Kummer.

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Among people born in 1522, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 7Before him are Mihrimah Sultan, Şehzade Mehmed, Margaret of Parma, Eleanor of Toledo, Ulisse Aldrovandi, and Lamoral, Count of Egmont. After him are Sen no Rikyū, Joachim du Bellay, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, and Shibata Katsuie. Among people deceased in 1565, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 4Before him are Pope Pius IV, Conrad Gessner, and Dragut. After him are Queen Munjeong, William Farel, Cipriano de Rore, Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Diego Laynez, Semiz Ali Pasha, and Lucia Anguissola.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 1,010 out of 5,161Before him are Gaius Lucilius (-180), Alfonso IV of Aragon (1299), Elsa Schiaparelli (1890), Enrico De Nicola (1877), Bernardino Luini (1475), and Cosimo Rosselli (1439). After him are Totò (1898), Lucio Dalla (1943), Aloysius Lilius (1510), Luigi Russolo (1885), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), and Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 12Before him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Archytas (-428), Philolaus (-470), Giuseppe Peano (1858), and Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598). After him are Aloysius Lilius (1510), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Scipione del Ferro (1465), Giambattista della Porta (1535), Rafael Bombelli (1526), and Vito Volterra (1860).