• Born date: 1718-05-16
  • Born in: Milan
  • Death date: 1799-01-09
Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi (16 May 1718 – 9 January 1799) was an Italian mathematician and philosopher.She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus and was an honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna.She devoted the last four decades of her life to studying theology (especially patristics) and to charitable work and serving the poor.