# Mathematician:Luigi Guido Grandi

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## Mathematician

Italian mathematician, engineer, priest and philosopher, best known for his study of the rhodonea (rose) curve.

Contributed to *Note on the Treatise of Galileo Concerning Natural Motion* in the first Florentine edition of Galileo Galilei's works.

Helped introduce Gottfried Leibniz's ideas on calculus to Italy.

Also known for Grandi's series.

## Nationality

Italian

## History

- Born: 1 Oct 1671, Cremona, Italy
- Died: 4 July 1742, Pisa, Italy

## Theorems and Definitions

- Grandi's Series
- Rose of Grandi (also known as the Rhodonea Curve)

Definitions of concepts named for **Luigi Guido Grandi** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1710:
*De Infinitis infinitorum et Infinite Parvorum Ordinibus* - 1728:
*Flores Geometrici ex Rhodonearum, et Cloeliarum Curvarum Descriptione Resultantes* - 1740:
*Elementi Geometrici Piani e Solidi di Euclide*(Euclid's Elements of Plane and Solid Geometry)

## Also known as

Usually known as **Guido Grandi**.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Luigi Guido Grandi": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**witch of Agnesi (versiera)** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**witch of Agnesi (versiera)**