Vincenzio Viviani, Italian mathematician, mid 17th century.

 
Vincenzio Viviani, Italian mathematician, mid 17th century.
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Vincenzio Viviani (1622-1703) was born in Florence where he became known at a young age for his mathematical abilities. In 1639 he became asistant to an elderly Galileo and later published a biography of him. After Galileo's death Viviani became court mathematician to the Grand Duke of Tuscany and later joined his Accademia del Cimento.

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