Loquis: Pontifical Accademy of the New Lynxes, the cradle of the mathema

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Pontifical Accademy of the New Lynxes, the cradle of the mathema

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Published on:  2018-05-21 17:09:00

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He dealt with the history of mathematics; he directed and edited the Bulletin of Bibliography and history of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (1888), the first Italian periodical entirely dedicated to the history of mathematics. He also edited the first modern edition of the Freedom Fibonacci kisses. Of a noble and wealthy Roman family, he was the second son of Luigi Boncompagni Ludovisi and of Maria Maddalena Odescalchi. In 1847 Pius Ninth appointed him a member of the Pontifical Academy of the New Lynxes, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. A man of a shy character, and some considered eccentric, he devoted a considerable portion of his heritage to studies and to the printing and dissemination of scientific publications of his own and others.

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