Maria Gaetana Agnesi

BIO

May 16th 1718 Milan Italy



CONTRIBUTION TO MATH

*Created “Analytical Institutions,” a book comprised of the work of many mathematicians. The book was praised for its clarity, was widely translated and used as a textbook. Published in 1748


*Best known from the curve called "witch of Agnesi"


*After the success of her book, Maria was elected to the Bologna Academy of Sciences

(gave up math when father died)



FACTS

-died january 9 1799

-eldest of 21 children

-tutored by the best because of fathers wealth

-known as child prodigy

-at 9 years old published a latin discourse defending education for women

(because higher education was not practiced)