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Agnesi, Maria Gaetana

[anyayzee]

(1718--99)

Mathematician and scholar, born in Milan, Italy. The daughter of a professor of mathematics at Bologna, she was a child prodigy, speaking six languages by the age of 11. Her mathematical textbook Istituzioni analitiche(1784) became famous throughout Italy. A curve, the witch of Agnesi, is named after her.


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