Gerolamo Cardano

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In existographies, Gerolamo Cardano (454-379 BE) (1501-1576 ACM) (IQ:175|#336) (Murray 4000:14|M) (PR:1,620|65AE / mathematician:34) (Eells 100:10) (GME:13) (EP:5) (CR:27) (LH:2) (TL:29) was an Italian mathematician, physician, biologist, physicist, chemist, astronomer, philosopher, gambler, an “accused atheist” (Lessing, c.1755) (Ѻ)(Ѻ), and generally classified polymath, characterized a “tormented towering renaissance figure” (Ѻ) and “eccentric genius” (Ѻ), noted for []



Cardano goes by names including: “Cardan”, "Cardanus", “Jerome Cardan” (Usher, 1929), "Geronimo Cardan" (Kirby, 1956), or "Girolamo Cardano (Forrester, 2013).



Cardano was influenced by: Aristotle, Archimedes, Ctesibius, Albertus Magnus, Giorgio Valla (c.1495), Ptolemy, Euclid, Scotus, Swineshead, Apollonius, Archytas, Eutocios, al Khwarizmi al Kindi, Heber Hispanus, Galen, Vitruvius, and Leonardo Vinci.


Cardano influenced: Lucilio Vanini, William Gilbert, and Otto Guericke.


Quotes | On

The following are quotes on Cardano:

“As for the opinions of Epigenes, Bienewitz, Cardano, Scaliger, let these pass because they are not apposite to the subject and I do not have the at hand right now a copy of their work. As for whether storms are stirred by demons, as Paracelsus holds, this should be discussed at some length and a distinction should be made between the demons.”
Otto Guericke (1665), “Reply Letter to Sanislaus Lubienietzki”, Mar 29; in New Experiments on the Vacuum of Space (pg. 289)[1]

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See also


  1. Guericke, Otto. (1663). New Magdeburg Experiments: on the Vacuum of Space (Ottonis de Guericke Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio) (translator and preface: Margaret Ames). Publisher, 1672; Kluwer, 1994; Springer, 2012.

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