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Bombelli, Rafael (Rafael)

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Born: 1526 AD
Died: 1572 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Mathematicians

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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.

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