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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 and he was the first 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 1,168,434 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Luca Pacioli is the 24th most popular mathematician (up from 36th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Italy (up from 244th in 2019) and the 4th 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 24 out of 823Before him are Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Henri Poincaré, Diophantus, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Joseph Fourier, and Hero of Alexandria. After him are David Hilbert, Évariste Galois, Pope Sylvester II, Srinivasa Ramanujan, François Viète, and John Napier.

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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, Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg, and Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg. Among people deceased in 1517, Luca Pacioli ranks 1After him are Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Fra Bartolomeo, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Catherine of Navarre, Gioffre Borgia, Heinrich Isaac, Dayan Khan, Tuman bay II, Cima da Conegliano, and Francesco Francia.

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Among people born in Italy, Luca Pacioli ranks 146 out of 4,668Before him are Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), Guido of Arezzo (991), Pope Urban VII (1521), Pope Pius VIII (1761), and Paolo Veronese (1528). After him are Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Pope Pius II (1405), Clare of Assisi (1193), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Leo XII (1760), and John Bosco (1815).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Luca Pacioli ranks 4Before him are Archimedes (-287), Fibonacci (1170), and Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736). After him are Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Archytas (-428), Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Philolaus (-470), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), and Lodovico Ferrari (1522).