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  Girolamo Cardano Biography | World of Scientific Discovery
The young Cardano was sickly from birth, and was treated poorly by his father, but he was extremely bright and applied himself to the study of the classics, mathematics, and astrology, receiving his doctorate in medicine in 1526.
Cardano's children were a source of grief to him; one of Cardano's younger sons was constantly being jailed for various crimes, and in 1560 Cardano's eldest son was executed for poisoning his wife.
In 1570 Cardano himself was imprisoned by the Inquisition for having the audacity to cast the horoscope of Jesus Christ, ascribing the events of his life to the action of the stars.
www.bookrags.com /biography/girolamo-cardano-wsd   (597 words)

 Girolamo Cardano
Cardano was fortunate to obtain the post of lecturer in mathematics in Milan which gave him plenty of free time, and he used some of this to treat a few patients, despite not being a member of the College of Physicians.
Cardano achieved some near miraculous cures and his growing reputation as a doctor led to his being consulted by members of the College, to which he was eventually admitted in 1539.
Cardano also published 2 encyclopaedias of natural science, which contain a little of everything, from cosmology to the construction of machines, from the usefulness of natural sciences to the evil influence of demons, from the laws of mechanics to cryptology.
www.stetson.edu /~efriedma/periodictable/html/Cd.html   (748 words)

 Girolamo Cardano
As a believer in astrology Cardano was on a level with the best minds of his age; the distinction consisted in the comparatively cautious spirit of his inquiries and his disposition to confirm his assertions by an appeal to facts, or what he believed to be such.
He was of great service to the archbishop, whose complaint proved to be asthmatical; but the principal interest attaching to his expedition is derived from his account of the disputes of the medical faculty at Paris, and of the court of Edward VI of England.
Cardano had now attained the summit of his prosperity, and the rest of his life was little but a series of disasters.
www.nndb.com /people/528/000107207   (1776 words)

 No. 1950: Girolamo Cardano
Though Cardano was already an established professor of medicine at the University of Padua, the event solidified his reputation as a renowned physician, and helped him secure a list of wealthy patrons and valuable political connections.
Cardano's daughter died of syphilis contracted while plying her trade as a prostitute, leading him to write one of the earliest medical treatises on the disease.
Cardano himself was imprisoned by the Inquisition for casting a horoscope of Jesus Christ.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1950.htm   (611 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : The Clock and the Mirror: Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance Medicine: Livres en anglais: Nancy Siraisi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner.
Cardano's medical advice included the suggestion that "the studious man should always have at hand a clock and a mirror"--a clock to keep track of the passage of time and a mirror to observe the changing condition of his body.
Cardano's medical advice included the suggestion that "the studious man should always have at hand a clock and a mirror" - a clock to keep track of the passage of time and a mirror to observe the changing condition of his body.
www.amazon.fr /Clock-Mirror-Girolamo-Renaissance-Medicine/dp/0691011893   (585 words)

 Girolamo Cardano (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Italian mathematician, physician and astrologer, born at Pavia on the 24th of September 1501, was the illegitimate son of Facio Cardano, a learned jurist of Milan, himself distinguished by a taste for mathematics.
Cardano's liberality of temper led him to sympathize with the innovator.
His principal misfortunes arose from the crimes and calamities of his sons, one of whom was an utter reprobate, while the tragic fate of the other overwhelmed the father with anguish.
www.nndb.com.cob-web.org:8888 /people/528/000107207   (1776 words)

 The Galileo Project
Cardano was born out of wedlock, and the father, who did eventually marry the mother, did not live with the family until Cardano was seven.
Senator Filippo Archinto, who I gather was a friend of Cardano's father, obtained the appointment for him as a teacher of mathematics in the Piattine school, and perhaps also the appointment as physician to the Augustin Friars.
Cardano refused because of the cold northern climate and because Denmark was not Catholic.
galileo.rice.edu /Catalog/NewFiles/cardano.html   (1217 words)

 Untitled Document
Cardano studied to be a physician but his application to join the Academy of Physicians of Padua was denied, partly due to his illegitimate birth and partly due to an inflexible and often tactless character.
Eventually Cardano was appointed as a lecturer at the Piatti Foundation in Milan.
Eventually Cardano, despite publishing a polemic attacking the morals and legitimacy of the College of Physicians, was admitted to the practice of medicine.
tulsagrad.ou.edu /statistics/biographies/cardano.htm   (401 words)

 Michelangelo Ferraro
Siraisi points out that, although Cardano's most innovatory ideas were produced outside the Schools (as was the case with many original works of the early sixteenth century), Cardano himself always aspired to become a part of the cultural aristocracy of university lecturers and doctors in the Colleges.
Cardano's efforts, in his attempt at analyzing the meaning of contingent events, are not intended simply as the starting point for his thinking on the value of personal experience in knowledge, but are projected towards the search for a ratio in nature.
But Cardano's emphasis is more on the natural than on magic; he believes that the stars are the natural instrument through which the divine forces act on the world.
cis.alma.unibo.it /NewsLetter/111998Nw/ferraro.htm   (1395 words)

 Fermat's Last Theorem: Girolamo Cardano
Girolamo Cardano's father Fazio Cardano, a lawyer by profession, had a deep interest in mathematics.
Chiara Cardano, Girolamo's mother, was a widow with three children when Fazio met her.
Cardano's eldest son was in an unhappy marriage.
fermatslasttheorem.blogspot.com /2006/11/girolamo-cardano.html   (887 words)

 Girolamo Cardano
Girolamo Cardano's name was Cardan in Latin and he is sometimes known by the English version of his name Jerome Cardan.
Girolamo Cardano was the illegitimate child of Fazio Cardano and Chiara Micheria.
Four years ago when Cardano was going to Florence and I accompanied him, we saw at Bologna Hannibal Della Nave, a clever and humane man who showed us a little book in the hand of Scipione del Ferro, his father-in-law, written a long time ago, in which that discovery was elegantly and learnedly presented.
www.geocities.com /doracy/alunos/Cardano.html   (2698 words)

 Gerolamo Cardano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shortly before his birth, his mother had to move from Milan to Pavia to escape the plague; her three other children died from the disease.
The solution to one particular case of the cubic, x^3 + ax = b (in modern notation), was communicated to him by Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia (who later claimed that Cardano had sworn not to reveal it, and engaged Cardano in a decade-long fight), and the quartic was solved by Cardano's student Lodovico Ferrari.
Cardano was notoriously short of money and kept himself afloat by being an accomplished gambler and chess player.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Girolamo_Cardano   (751 words)

 K-MODDL > Tutorials > Reuleaux Triangle
Girolamo Cardano[1] (1501-1576) was born in Pavia, Italy, the illegitimate son of a well-educated jurist, Fazio Cardano, who was also a friend of Leonardo da Vinci.
As a child, Cardano was frequently sick and often mistreated by his parents.
Although Cardano accepted the chair of Medicine at the University of Pavia in 1543, his interest in mathematics and mechanics never wavered.
kmoddl.library.cornell.edu /biographies/Cardano/index.php   (356 words)

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In 1539 Cardano wrote to Tartaglia the conditions for the quartic formula to involve square roots of negative numbers, the first to grapple with "imaginary numbers".
After 1546, Cardano became rector of the College of Physicians, with the reputation of being the greatest physician in the world.
But Cardano was brought down by the trial and execution of his son for poisoning the latter's wife.
members.fortunecity.com /jonhays/cardano.htm   (432 words)

 Dictionary of Scientific Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cardano was the illegitimate son of Fazio Cardano and Chiara Micheri, a widow of uncertain age who was both ignorant and irascible.
Within a few years Cardano became the most famous physician in Milan, and among the doctors of Europe he was second only to Vesalius.
Cardano remained in Scotland for most of 1552 in order to treat the archbishop and a number of other English noblemen.
www.chlt.org /sandbox/lhl/dsb/page.64.php   (784 words)

 English (1982) Girolamo Cardano and De sanitate tuenda: a renaissance physician's perspective on exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Girolamo Cardano and De sanitate tuenda: a renaissance physician's perspective on exercise
This paper focuses on the concepts of exercise as presented in De sanitate tuenda, 1560, written by the Renaissance physician, Girolamo Cardano.
Included in this review are the facets of Cardano's life which influenced his theories of exercise, the concepts of exercise cited in his work, and the physical activities for the various age groups.
www.getcited.org /pub/103341594   (99 words)

 Harvard University Press: Cardano's Cosmos : The Worlds and Works of a Renaissance Astrologer by Anthony Grafton
In the end, Cardano's cosmos is nothing less than a world of wonders...[Grafton] shows us that the 16th-century thinkers found in astrology much of what we now look for in psychology, political theory, moral philosophy and economics--'fundamental tools for analyzing and controlling' our societies and ourselves.
The polymathic and resourceful Grafton places Cardano's life and works at the center of a detailed investigation of Renaissance astrologers, their work, their beliefs, their clients and their impact...Explaining how European readers regarded astrology and its rival arts, Grafton also relates the often ferociously personal intellectual battles that were fought.
The richness of Cardano's autobiographical writings allows Grafton to follow (at least through Cardano's eyes) the process of his own 'self-fashioning' and the way in which he built a successful career as a high-level practitioner and internationally known man of letters.
www.hup.harvard.edu /catalog/GRACAC.html?show=reviews   (651 words)

 Girolamo Cardano
Girolamo Cardano was born the illegitimate child of Fazio Cardano and Chiara Micheria on September 24, 1501.
Fazio also taught his son mathematics, and Cardano eventually began to think of an academic career.
Whether by luck or by genius, Cardano diagnosed an allergy to feathers.
www.ithaca.edu /osman/Courses/190Fa02/hw/history/cardano.html   (890 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Book of My Life (NYRB Classic): Books: Girolamo Cardano,Anthony Grafton,Jean Stoner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
by Girolamo Cardano (Author), Anthony Grafton (Introduction), Jean Stoner (Translator) "MY NATIVE country is the Duchy of Milan; the town in which the family of the Cardani had its origins is twenty-four miles distant from..." (more)
Girolamo Cardano was a sixteenth-century intellectual celebrity, a doctor, astrologer, and natural philosopher who helped create modern algebra and invented the universal joint.
Condemned to house arrest by the Inquisition, Cardano wrote this unvarnished, and entirely unabashed, account of his character and conduct.
www.amazon.co.uk /Book-My-Life-NYRB-Classic/dp/1590170164   (359 words)

 The Science Bookstore - Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1482 Italian edition of John Peckham's "Perspectiva communis" appears (trans by Fazio Cardano, father of the great Girolamo and friend to da Vinci)--strongly influences Leonardo to conduct study on the camera obscura.
Cardano, G. Negative numbers developed by Italian mathematician and inveterate gambler Girolamo Cardano
Appears to be the first to describe the use of a biconvex lens in conjunction with the camera obscura in his encyclodpedia "De subtilitate".
www.thesciencebookstore.com /chron.asp?searchstring=Cardano   (168 words)

 Siraisi, N.G.: The Clock and the Mirror: Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance Medicine.
Siraisi, N.G.: The Clock and the Mirror: Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance Medicine.
"Girolamo Cardano was an idiosyncratic man in an idiosyncratic age, and Nancy Siraisi has traced the processes of accommodation between the drive for invention and the reliance on convention so prevalent to Cardano and his century.
Her story of Cardano's role in the history of medicine bridges the history of the body, Renaissance occultism, and the emerging science of experimental philosophy and probabilistic knowledge.
press.princeton.edu /titles/6054.html   (427 words)

 Girolamo Cardano - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts
Cardano and Galileo examined the subject in more depth.
Discusses the table of frequencies of tosses of 3 die in De Vetula, and Cardano's and Galileo's explanations of the probabilities of such events.
Galileo's telescope led him to consider some of the theory of errors, and he arrived, in effect, at some of the features of the normal probability distribution.
math.truman.edu /~thammond/history_edit/Cardano.html   (1105 words)

 NYRB Classics: The Book of My Life
A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an internationally-sought-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint.
Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer.
His autobiography, De Propria Vita, which Cardano wrote in Rome shortly before his death, is the book which keeps his name alive for us both as a writer and as a personality.
www.nybooks.com /shop/product?product_id=883   (312 words)

 Anecdote - Girolamo Cardano - Cardano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Girolamo Cardano, whose addiction to gambling led to his pioneering studies of probability and chance, was renowned throughout Europe as an astrologer.
A firm believer in the power of his "science," Cardano constructed a horoscope predicting the precise hour of his own death.
When the momentous day (September 21, 1576) arrived and found him in good health, Cardano - rather than face an uncertain failure - promptly killed himself.
www.anecdotage.com /index.php?aid=8772   (220 words)

Girolamo Cardano was a doctor, astrologer, mathematician, and natural philosopher who helped create modern algebra and invented the universal joint.
He was encouraged to study the classics, mathematics, and astronomy by his father, a friend of Leonardo da Vinci.
It was these qualities that influenced William Gilbert's De Magnete (see following page.) Gilbert accepted Cardano's observations but soundly criticized his conclusions.
www.sparkmuseum.com /BOOK_CARDANO.HTM   (207 words)

 Citations: Ars Magna - Cardano (ResearchIndex)
In [10] the language Signal has been modelled in interaction categories [1] where morphisms are processes and objects are types of processes.
Cardano noticed that, in the case of some equation with three real solutions, he was forced to take at a certain stage the square root of a negative number.
It completes and extends the results of [12] on the definition of a co inductive trace semantics of Signal in Coq.
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /context/1169999/0   (317 words)

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