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Famous Mathematicians from Italy

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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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    Alberto Bressan (born 15 June 1956) is an Italian mathematician at Penn State University. His...  more
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    Alessandro Galilei

    Dec. at 46 (1691-1737)
    Alessandro Maria Gaetano Galilei was a Florentine mathematician, architect and theorist, a...  more
  • 3

    Alessandro Marcello

    Dec. at 74 (1673-1747)
    Alessandro Ignazio Marcello (Italian: [marˈtʃɛllo]; 1 February 1673 – 19 June 1747 in Venice)...  more
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    Alessandro Marchetti

    Dec. at 81 (1633-1714)
    Alessandro Marchetti (17 March 1633 – 6 September 1714) was an Italian mathematician, noted...  more
  • 5

    Antonio Manetti

    Dec. at 74 (1423-1497)
    Antonio Manetti was an Italian mathematician and architect from Florence. He was also the...  more
  • 6

    Antonio Signorini

    Dec. at 75 (1888-1963)
    Antonio Signorini (2 April 1888 – 23 February 1963) was an influential Italian mathematical...  more
  • 7

    Barnaba Tortolini

    Dec. at 66 (1808-1874)
    Barnaba Tortolini (19 November 1808 – 24 August 1874) was a 19th-century Italian priest and...  more
  • 8

    Benedetto Castelli

    Dec. at 65 (1578-1643)
    Benedetto Castelli (1578 – 9 April 1643), born Antonio Castelli, was an Italian mathematician....  more
  • 9

    Bernardino Baldi

    Dec. at 84 (1533-1617)
    Bernardino Baldi (5 June 1553 – 10 October 1617) was an Italian mathematician and...  more
  • 10

    Bonaventura Cavalieri

    Dec. at 49 (1598-1647)
    Bonaventura Francesco Cavalieri (Latin: Cavalerius; 1598 – 30 November 1647) was an Italian...  more
  • 11

    Bruno de Finetti

    Dec. at 79 (1906-1985)
    Bruno de Finetti (13 June 1906 – 20 July 1985) was an Italian probabilist statistician and...  more
  • 12
    Camillo Agrippa was a noted fencer, architect, engineer and mathematician of the Renaissance....  more
  • 13

    Carlo Alberto Castigliano

    Dec. at 37 (1847-1884)
    Carlo Alberto Castigliano (9 November 1847, Asti – 25 October 1884, Milan) was an Italian...  more
  • 14

    Carlo Severini

    Dec. at 79 (1872-1951)
    Carlo Severini (10 March 1872 – 11 May 1951) was an Italian mathematician: he was born in...  more
  • 15

    Carlo Somigliana

    Dec. at 95 (1860-1955)
    Carlo Somigliana (20 September 1860 – 20 June 1955) was an Italian mathematician and a...  more
  • 16

    Cesare Arzelà

    Dec. at 65 (1847-1912)
    Cesare Arzelà (6 March 1847 – 15 March 1912) was an Italian mathematician who taught at the...  more
  • 17

    Ennio de Giorgi

    Dec. at 68 (1928-1996)
    Ennio De Giorgi (8 February 1928 – 25 October 1996) was an Italian mathematician, member of...  more
  • 18

    Enrico Betti

    Dec. at 69 (1823-1892)
    Enrico Betti Glaoui (21 October 1823 – 11 August 1892) was an Italian mathematician, now...  more
  • 19
    Enrico Bombieri (born 26 November 1940 in Milan) is an Italian mathematician, known for his...  more
  • 20

    Enzo Martinelli

    Enzo Martinelli (11 November 1911 – 27 August 1999) was an Italian mathematician, working in...  more
  • 21

    Eugenio Beltrami

    Dec. at 65 (1835-1900)
    Eugenio Beltrami (16 November 1835 – 18 February 1900) was an Italian mathematician notable...  more
  • 22
    Eugenio Calabi (born 11 May 1923 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian-born American mathematician...  more
  • 23

    Eugenio Elia Levi

    Dec. at 34 (1883-1917)
    Eugenio Elia Levi (18 October 1883 – 28 October 1917) was an Italian mathematician, known for...  more
  • 24
    Eugenio Moggi is a professor of computer science at the University of Genoa, Italy. He first...  more
  • 25

    Evangelista Torricelli

    Dec. at 39 (1608-1647)
    Evangelista Torricelli ( TORR-ih-CHEL-ee, also US: TOR-, Italian: [evandʒeˈlista...  more