Girolamo Cardano. Had it rested with the sire the son had never been born. He was born on September 24, 1501 in Pavia, Italy, the illegitimate son of a prominent lawyer. Biography of Girolamo o Gerónimo Cardano (1501-1576).
Cardano was often short of money.
Bibliographic information about studies on Cardano can be found in Ingo Schütze, “Bibliografia degli studi su Girolamo Cardano dal 1850 al 1995”, Bruniana e Campanelliana 4 (1998), 449–467. His grandfather was a physician to the reigning Scala family.
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He was the illegitimate son of a reprobate old scholar and a young widow of Milan. ), 1999, Girolamo Cardano: Le opere, le fonti, la vita , Milan: Angeli. He did not completely understand what they were like though. He gambled. Cardano at first became his father's assistant, but began to think about an academic career after learning mathematics from his father. A book of his, called Liber de ludo aleae (aproximately translates to as Book on the game of chances ) contains the first systematic treatment of probability , as well as a section on how to cheat. A book of his, called He gambled. PC. Philosopher, physician and mathematician born in Pavia (in the former Duchy of Milan), Italian September 24, 1501 and died in Rome on September 21, 1576, whose name (Girolamo) appears transformed, in some written sources, "Gerolamo" or the Spanish form "Gerónimo".