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Agostino Carracci

Agostino Carracci  

(1557–1602),Italian artist, born in Bologna; he was the elder brother of Annibale Carracci and the cousin of Ludovico Carracci. Agostino painted a well-known altarpiece, The Communion of St Jerome ...
Charles Estienne

Charles Estienne  

(1504–64),French printer, lexicographer, and physician, the third son of Henri Estienne the Elder and the younger brother of Robert Estienne. He studied medicine at Paris and in 1545 published ...
Girolamo Cardano

Girolamo Cardano  

(1501–76)Italian physician and mathematician, whose Ars magna contained the first published solutions of the general cubic equation and the general quartic equation. Even though these were due to ...
Jacobus Sylvius

Jacobus Sylvius  

(c.1489–1555),French neo-Latin poet and medical humanist, born in Amiens, the son of a weaver, and educated by his brother François, who taught him Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Sylvius studied ...
John Caius

John Caius  

(1510–73).Refounder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1557), where he built (1560s and 1570s) the three Gates of Honour, Humility, and Virtue, remarkable for the refinement and correctness of ...

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