Rafael Bombelli

1526 - 1572

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Rafael Bombelli was an Italian mathematician who wrote an influencial algebra text and made free use of both negative numbers and complex numbers.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (17 books/articles)

A Poster of Rafael Bombelli

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Bombelli's Algebra

Honours awarded to Rafael Bombelli
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Lunar featuresCrater Bombelli


Other Web sites
  1. The Galileo Project
  1. Karen H Parshall

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