Maria Gaetana Agnesi

1718 - 1799

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi (UK: an-YAY-zee, US: ahn-, Italian: [maˈriːa ɡaeˈtaːna aɲˈɲeːzi, -ɲɛːz-]; 16 May 1718 – 9 January 1799) was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Gaetana Agnesi has received more than 455,116 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Maria Gaetana Agnesi is the 45th most popular mathematician (up from 48th in 2019), the 367th most popular biography from Italy (up from 402nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an Italian mathematician and philosopher. She is most famous for her 1748 publication Instituzioni analitiche ad uso della gioventù italiana (Analytical Institutions for the Use of Italian Youth), which is considered the first modern textbook on calculus.

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Among mathematicians, Maria Gaetana Agnesi ranks 45 out of 1,004Before her are Emmy Noether, Pope Sylvester II, Gottlob Frege, George Boole, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia. After her are Archytas, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Brahmagupta, and Sophie Germain.

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Among people born in 1718, Maria Gaetana Agnesi ranks 1After her are Mariana Victoria of Spain, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Thomas Chippendale, Alexander Roslin, Anna Leopoldovna, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, John Canton, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Jacob Christian Schäffer. Among people deceased in 1799, Maria Gaetana Agnesi ranks 4Before her are George Washington, Qianlong Emperor, and Pope Pius VI. After her are Pierre Beaumarchais, Tipu Sultan, Joseph Black, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Victoire of France, and Heshen.

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Among people born in Italy, Maria Gaetana Agnesi ranks 367 out of 5,161Before her are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Claudio Abbado (1933), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Antonio Canova (1757), Pope Gregory IV (790), and Pope Victor III (1027). After her are Pope Sergius II (800), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Julius I (300), Gordian III (225), and Pope Celestine IV (1200).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Maria Gaetana Agnesi ranks 7Before her are Archimedes (-287), Fibonacci (1170), Luca Pacioli (1445), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), Gerolamo Cardano (1501), and Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499). After her are Archytas (-428), Philolaus (-470), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), Lodovico Ferrari (1522), and Aloysius Lilius (1510).