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Agnesi, Maria Gaetana

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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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“Maria Gaetana Agnesi”. (Sesti and Moro (2018), Scienziate nel tempo. 100 biografie, Milano, Ledizioni)

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Sesti, S. (2020). Agnesi, Maria Gaetana. In: Jalobeanu, D., Wolfe, C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20791-9_431-1

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