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Vincenzo Viviani

1622 - 1703

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Vincenzo Viviani (April 5, 1622 – September 22, 1703) was an Italian mathematician and scientist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincenzo Viviani has received more than 96,108 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Vincenzo Viviani is the 138th most popular mathematician (down from 130th in 2019), the 1,029th most popular biography from Italy (down from 949th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Vincenzo Viviani was a scientist, mathematician, and philosopher. He was also an advisor to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Viviani is most famous for his work on the science of hydraulics and the mathematics of optics.

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Among mathematicians, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 138 out of 823Before him are Liu Hui, Robert Grosseteste, Jacques Hadamard, Joseph Liouville, Giambattista della Porta, and William Oughtred. After him are Robert Aumann, Johannes Trithemius, Arthur Cayley, Sophus Lie, James Joseph Sylvester, and Felix Hausdorff.

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Among people born in 1622, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 4Before him are Molière, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and Carel Fabritius. After him are Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Vittoria della Rovere, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Bernhardus Varenius, Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Karel Dujardin, Juan de Valdés Leal, and Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach. Among people deceased in 1703, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 6Before him are Robert Hooke, Charles Perrault, Mustafa II, Man in the Iron Mask, and John Wallis. After him are Johann Christoph Bach, Ilona Zrínyi, Samuel Pepys, Erik Dahlbergh, Nicolas de Grigny, and Charles de Saint-Évremond.

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Among people born in Italy, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 1,029 out of 4,668Before him are Eleonora Gonzaga (1598), Vibia Sabina (86), Riccardo Broschi (1698), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Niccolò dell'Abbate (1512), and Raf Vallone (1916). After him are Adelaide of Austria (1822), Michele Ferrero (1925), Lars Porsena (-600), Luigi Cadorna (1850), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), and Nicola Amati (1596).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Vincenzo Viviani ranks 15Before him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), Lodovico Ferrari (1522), Aloysius Lilius (1510), and Giambattista della Porta (1535). After him are Rafael Bombelli (1526), Vito Volterra (1860), Scipione del Ferro (1465), Paolo Ruffini (1765), Tullio Levi-Civita (1873), and Giovanni Ceva (1647).