Maria Gaetana Agnesi

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Birthday
16, 1718
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Dec 9, 1799 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1718
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Dec 9, 1799 (81)

About

Mathematician who wrote the first book dealing with both differential and integral calculus, Instituzioni Analitiche. The latter half of her life was spent as a philanthropist and theology scholar.

Before Fame

By the time she was eleven years old, she could speak seven different languages, including French, Hebrew and Latin.

Trivia

She became just the second woman in history to be made a professor at a university.

Family Life

Her sister was composer Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini.

Associated With

She was appointed as the chair of mathematics, natural philosophy and physics at Bologna by Pope Benedict XVI in 1750.

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