Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician

Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician

H403/0412 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 70.2MB

Downloadable file size: 11.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576), Italian mathematician and physician, with a book and mathematical tools. Also known as Jerome Cardan, Cardano was the illegitimate son of a Milanese lawyer, and his birth held back his career as a talented physician. He is best known, however, as one of the greatest algebraists of his time. He recognised both negative and complex roots of equations, and gave a general algebraic method for solving cubic equations (Cardano's solution). He was accused of plagiarism by Tartaglia, but such claims have been contested. He was also a major figure in chemical thought. Engraving from the 1875 edition of Vies des Savants Illustres.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1500s, 16th century, 1875, 19th century, adult, artwork, black-and-white, caucasian, doctor, engraving, equipment, europe, european, gerolamo cardano, historical, history, human, illustration, italian, jerome cardan, male, man, mathematical, mathematician, mathematics, medical, medicine, middle-aged, monochrome, physician, portrait, portraits, surname c, vies des savants illustres, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.