Lodovico Ferrari

1522 - 1565

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Lodovico de Ferrari (2 February 1522 – 5 October 1565) was an Italian mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lodovico Ferrari has received more than 53,629 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Lodovico Ferrari is the 109th most popular mathematician (down from 108th in 2019), the 788th most popular biography from Italy (down from 722nd 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 109 out of 828Before him are Christopher Clavius, John Couch Adams, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Meton of Athens, Edward Norton Lorenz, and Hippocrates of Chios. After him are Gabriel Cramer, Girard Desargues, John Wallis, Leonid Kantorovich, Charles Hermite, and Brook Taylor.

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Among people born in 1522, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 4Before him are Mihrimah Sultan, Şehzade Mehmed, and Margaret of Parma. After him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Eleanor of Toledo, Sen no Rikyū, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Joachim du Bellay, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, and Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans. Among people deceased in 1565, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 4Before him are Pope Pius IV, Conrad Gessner, and Dragut. After him are Cipriano de Rore, William Farel, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Diego Laynez, Ranuccio Farnese, Lucia Anguissola, Lope de Rueda, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf.

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Among people born in Italy, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 788 out of 4,088Before him are Vittorio Gassman (1922), Errico Malatesta (1853), Giosuè Carducci (1835), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Virna Lisi (1936), and Pierluigi Collina (1960). After him are Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Tommaso Buscetta (1928), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Theocritus (-315), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), and Pietro Metastasio (1698).


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