Cavalieri, Francesco Bonaventura

Cavalieri, Francesco Bonaventura fränchās´kō bōnävānto͞o´rä kävälyā´rē [key], 1598–1647, Italian mathematician, a Jesuit priest. Professor at Bologna from 1629, he invented the method of indivisibles (1635) that foreshadowed integral calculus.

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