Famous Mathematicians from Italy

List of notable or famous mathematicians from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Italy and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Italy is included when available.

List is made up of people like Galileo Galilei and Piergiorgio Odifreddi.

This historic mathematicians from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Italy?" These prominent mathematicians of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian mathematicians.

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    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    Alberto Bressan (born 15 June 1956) is an Italian mathematician at Penn State University. His primary field of research is mathematical analysis including hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, impulsive control of Lagrangian systems, and non-cooperative differential games.
  • Alessandro Galilei
    Dec. at 46 (1691-1737)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    Alessandro Maria Gaetano Galilei was a Florentine mathematician, architect and theorist, a member of the same patrician family as Galileo. He received architectural and engineering training from Anton Maria Ferri, an outstanding figure of the Accademia dei Nobili, who lectured and wrote a treatise on perspective, fortifications and artillery. With him young Galilei worked on the study of building techniques, stereometry, hydraulics. Visiting English milordi were impressed with the classicism of his early designs, and he was invited by a party of English to London in 1714. There he participated in a variety of architectural projects, most notably collaborating with the civic engineer Nicholas Dubois. The only other notable Italian architect in London at the time was Giacomo Leoni. The two architects shared a classicising bent that appealed to the English but was at odds with current Baroque architectural practice in Italy. Nevertheless, aside from a funerary monument, no major commissions were forthcoming. In 1718 Robert, Viscount Molesworth employed Galilei in Ireland.
  • Alessandro Marcello
    Dec. at 74 (1673-1747)
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    Alessandro Ignazio Marcello (Italian: [marˈtʃɛllo]; 1 February 1673 – 19 June 1747 in Venice) was an Italian nobleman and composer.
  • Alessandro Marchetti

    Alessandro Marchetti

    Dec. at 81 (1633-1714)
    • Birthplace: Gorizia, Italy
    Alessandro Marchetti (17 March 1633 – 6 September 1714) was an Italian mathematician, noted for criticizing some conclusions of Guido Grandi, a student of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli who was influenced by Galileo and Aristotle.In 1669 Marchetti completed the first known Italian vernacular translation of Lucretius' Epicurean epic poem De Rerum Natura. He was denied permission to publish his translation, entitled Della Natura delle Cose, but it circulated widely in manuscript form before its first printing in 1717.
  • Antonio Manetti
    Dec. at 73 (1423-1497)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    Antonio Manetti was an Italian mathematician and architect from Florence. He was also the biographer of the architect Filippo Brunelleschi. He is particularly noted for his investigations into the site, shape and size of Dante's Inferno. Although Manetti never himself published his research regarding the topic, the earliest Renaissance Florentine editors of the poem, Cristoforo Landino and Girolamo Benivieni, reported the results of his researches in their respective editions of the Divine Comedy. Manetti is also famous for his short story, The Fat Woodcarver, which recounts a cruel practical joke devised by Brunelleschi.
  • Antonio Signorini
    Dec. at 74 (1888-1963)
    • Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
    Antonio Signorini (2 April 1888 – 23 February 1963) was an influential Italian mathematical physicist and civil engineer of the 20th century. He is known for his work in finite elasticity, thermoelasticity and for formulating the Signorini problem.