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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 70,045 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Lodovico Ferrari is the 103rd most popular mathematician (up from 109th in 2019), the 777th most popular biography from Italy (up from 788th 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 103 out of 823Before him are Thomas Harriot, János Bolyai, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Gabriel Cramer, Hippocrates of Chios, and Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi. After him are John Couch Adams, Thābit ibn Qurra, John Wallis, G. H. Hardy, Meton of Athens, and Girard Desargues.

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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, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Eleanor of Toledo, Sen no Rikyū, Joachim du Bellay, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Moses ben Jacob Cordovero. 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, Ranuccio Farnese, Diego Laynez, and Semiz Ali Pasha.

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Among people born in Italy, Lodovico Ferrari ranks 777 out of 4,668Before him are Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938), Alexius of Rome (400), Donatella Versace (1955), Scholastica (480), Aldo Rossi (1931), and Giacomo Balla (1871). After him are Vitiges (475), Francesco Cavalli (1602), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Pope Leo V (870), Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), and Ferruccio Busoni (1866).


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