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Bombelli, Rafael

Born: 1526 AD
Died: 1572 AD

1526 – Rafael Bombelli was born in Bologna.

         – He is the author of a treatise on algebra.

         – He was the one who managed to settle the problem with imaginary numbers.

1569 – In Algebra, he solved equations, using the method of del Ferro/Tartaglia, he introduced +i and -i.

         – The lunar crater Bombelli is named after him

1572 – Bombelli Rafael died.