Luca Pacioli

1445 - 1517

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Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli (sometimes Paccioli or Paciolo; c. 1447 – 19 June 1517) was an Italian mathematician, Franciscan friar, collaborator with Leonardo da Vinci, and an early contributor to the field now known as accounting. He is referred to as "The Father of Accounting and Bookkeeping" in Europe and he was the second person to publish a work on the double-entry system of book-keeping on the continent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luca Pacioli has received more than 915,701 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Luca Pacioli is the 36th most popular mathematician (down from 35th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Italy (down from 232nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Luca Pacioli is most famous for his work on double-entry bookkeeping. He also wrote a book called "Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita" which was published in 1494.

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Among mathematicians, Luca Pacioli ranks 36 out of 828Before him are Niels Henrik Abel, Georg Cantor, Kurt Gödel, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Gerolamo Cardano, and Gottlob Frege. After him are Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, George Boole, and Eudoxus of Cnidus.

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Among people born in 1445, Luca Pacioli ranks 2Before him is Sandro Botticelli. After him are Meñli I Giray, Al-Suyuti, Giuliano da Sangallo, Alvise Vivarini, and Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1517, Luca Pacioli ranks 1After him are Fra Bartolomeo, Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Catherine of Navarre, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Heinrich Isaac, Cima da Conegliano, Gioffre Borgia, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Tuman bay II, and Francesco Francia.

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Among people born in Italy, Luca Pacioli ranks 244 out of 4,088Before him are Valentinian III (419), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Farinelli (1705), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope John VIII (820), and Pope Celestine III (1106). After him are Pope Celestine V (1215), Paolo Uccello (1475), Pietro Perugino (1446), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), and Pope Linus (1).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Luca Pacioli ranks 5Before him are Archimedes (-287), Fibonacci (1170), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), and Gerolamo Cardano (1501). After him are Archytas (-428), Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Philolaus (-470), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), and Lodovico Ferrari (1522).