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Agnesi, Maria Gaetana

  • Sara SestiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20791-9_431-1


Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718–1799), Italian mathematician well known and renowned in most of Europe, puts order among different treatises on infinitesimal calculus and publishes what becomes the reference manual for scholars of mathematical analysis; on reaching fame, she gave up academic honors and appointments and devotes all her remaining life to charitable work (Fig. 1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Libera Università delle DonneMilanItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Hagengruber
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  1. 1.Institut für Humanwissenschaften, PhilosophieUniversität PaderbornPaderbornDeutschland