Mathematician:Antonio Maria del Fiore
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Italian Renaissance mathematician.
A student of Scipione del Ferro, learned from him the formula for the resolution of the particular cubic equation $x^3 + p x = q$, and boasted that he was the only one who could solve such equations.
Challenged Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia to a contest in $1535$ to solve cubics, but was outclassed.
Some sources suggest that it was del Fiore who revealed to Gerolamo Cardano that the solution originated from del Ferro and not Tartaglia.
- Born: 15th Century, Italy
- Died: 16th Century, Italy
Also known as
Some sources render his name as Antonio Fior.
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