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Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia

Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (Italian pronunciation: [nikkoˈlɔ fonˈtana tarˈtaʎʎa]; 1499/1500, Brescia – 13 December 1557, Venice) was an Italian mathematician, engineer (designing fortifications), a surveyor (of topography, seeking the best means of defense or offense) and a bookkeeper from the then-Republic of Venice (now part of Italy). He published many books, including the first Italian translations of Archimedes and Euclid, and an acclaimed compilation of mathematics.