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Gerolamo Cardano

Gerolamo Cardano (15011576) was an Italian mathematician, physician, biologist, physicist, chemist, astrologer, astronomer, philosopher, writer, and gambler. Considered to be the greatest mathematician of the Renaissance, Cardano was one of the key figures in the foundation of probability and the earliest introducer of the binomial coefficients and the binomial theorem in the western world. He wrote more than 200 works on science. He said that deaf people were capable of using their minds, argued for the importance of teaching them, and was one of the first to state that deaf people could learn to read and write without learning how to speak first.

Cardano was notoriously short of money and kept himself solvent by being an accomplished gambler and chess player.


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