Rafael Bombelli

1526 - 1573

Rafael Bombelli

Rafael Bombelli (baptised on 20 January 1526; died 1572) was an Italian mathematician. Born in Bologna, he is the author of a treatise on algebra and is a central figure in the understanding of imaginary numbers. He was the one who finally managed to address the problem with imaginary numbers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael Bombelli has received more than 70,402 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 156th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Rafael Bombelli ranks 156 out of 746Before him are Arthur Cayley, Herbert A. Hauptman, Ernst Zermelo, Aloysius Lilius, Pierre Bouguer, and Gabriel Lamé. After him are Paul Ehrenfest, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Wang Chong, Felix Hausdorff, Alonzo Church, and Ernst Kummer.

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Among people born in 1526, Rafael Bombelli ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Akechi Mitsuhide, Catherine Jagiellon, and Elizabeth of Austria. After him are Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Benedict the Moor, Bâkî, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, and Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. Among people deceased in 1573, Rafael Bombelli ranks 4Before him are Takeda Shingen, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, and Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal. After him are Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Azai Nagamasa, Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Malyuta Skuratov, Michel de l'Hôpital, Antun Vrančić, Joachim Beuckelaer, and Laurentius Petri.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Rafael Bombelli ranks 1,044 out of 3,282Before him are Gaspare Spontini (1774), Robert I, Duke of Parma (1848), Barbara Strozzi (1619), Thomas Cajetan (1469), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), and Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503). After him are Bettino Craxi (1934), Mario Capecchi (1937), Julia (-76), Lars Porsena (-600), Stefano di Giovanni (1392), and Gioseffo Zarlino (1517).