- Tartaglia , Niccoló
*(1500–1557) Italian mathematician, topographer, and military scientist*Tartaglia was born Niccoló Fontana but as a boy he suffered a saber wound to his face during the French sack of Brescia (1512), his native city; this left him with a speech defect and he adopted the nickname Tartaglia (Stammerer) as a result. Tartaglia began his studies as a promising mathematician, but his interests soon became very wide-ranging. He held various posts, including school teacher, before he eventually became a professor of mathematics in Venice where he stayed.Tartaglia is remembered chiefly for his work on solving the general cubic equation. He discovered a method in 1535 but did not publish it. Incautiously he revealed his new method to his friend the mathematician Girolamo Cardano, who published it in*Ars magna*(1545; The Great Skill). This, not surprisingly, was the end of their friendship and led to a violent controversy. Tartaglia eventually lost the quarrel and with it his post as lecturer at Brescia in 1548.Tartaglia's other chief mathematical interests were in arithmetic and geometry. The pattern now known as ‘Pascal's triangle’ appeared in a work of Tartaglia's. His geometrical work centered on problems connected with the tetrahedron and he helped further the diffusion of classical mathematics by making the first translation of Euclid's*Elements*into a modern European language. His chief published work was the three-volume*Trattato di numeri et misure*(1556–60; Treatise on Numbers and Measures), an encyclopedic work on elementary mathematics. Apart from these mathematical activities Tartaglia made notable innovations in topography and the military uses of science, such as ballistics.

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**Tartaglia, Niccolô**— (Niccolô Fontana, 1499 1557) Italian physicist and mathematician. He grew up at Brescia, where at age 12 he suffered the facial wounds that made him a stammerer (the mean ing of Tartaglia) during French pillaging of the city. His father s… … Historical Dictionary of Renaissance**TARTAGLIA, Niccolo**— (c. 1500 1557) A significant contributor to sixteenth century mathematical scholarship, Nic colo Tartaglia was born into an impoverished family, possibly surnamed Fontana, of Brescia in northern Italy. From his very early years, his life was a… … Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary**Tartaglia, Niccolò Fontana**— ▪ Italian mathematician Tartaglia also spelled Tartalea born 1499, Brescia, republic of Venice [Italy] died Dec. 13, 1557, Venice Italian mathematician who originated the science of ballistics. During the French sack of Brescia… … Universalium**Tartaglia, Niccolò Fontana, llamado**— ► (1500 77) Matemático italiano. Se le debe la resolución algebraica de la ecuación de tercer grado y la aplicación de las matemáticas a la artillería … Enciclopedia Universal**Tartaglia**— Niccoló … Scientists**Niccolo Fontana**— Tartaglia Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia [nik:o lɔ fon ta:na tar ta:ʎ:a] (* 1499 oder 1500 in Brescia, Italien; † 13. Dezember 1557 in Venedig) war ein venetianischer Politiker und Mathematiker … Deutsch Wikipedia**Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia**— Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia [nik:o lɔ fon ta:na tar ta:ʎ:a] (* 1499 oder 1500 in Brescia, Italien; † 13. Dezember 1557 in Venedig) war ein venetianischer Politiker und Mathematiker … Deutsch Wikipedia**Niccolo Tartaglia**— Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia [nik:o lɔ fon ta:na tar ta:ʎ:a] (* 1499 oder 1500 in Brescia, Italien; † 13. Dezember 1557 in Venedig) war ein venetianischer Politiker und Mathematiker … Deutsch Wikipedia**Niccolò Fontana**— Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia [nik:o lɔ fon ta:na tar ta:ʎ:a] (* 1499 oder 1500 in Brescia, Italien; † 13. Dezember 1557 in Venedig) war ein venetianischer Politiker und Mathematiker … Deutsch Wikipedia**Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia**— Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia [nik:o lɔ fon ta:na tar ta:ʎ:a] (* 1499 oder 1500 in Brescia, Italien; † 13. Dezember 1557 in Venedig) war ein venetianischer Politiker und Mathematiker … Deutsch Wikipedia