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Encyclopedia > Gregorio Fontana

Gregorio Fontana (December 7, 1735 Villa di Nogaredo - August 24, 1803 Milan) was an Italian mathematician. He was chair of mathematics at the university of Pavia succeeding Roger Joseph Boscovich. He has been credited with the introduction of polar coordinates. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Church San Michele in Pavia The Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) on the Ticino river is a symbol of Pavia Pavìa (the ancient Ticinum) (population 71,000) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35 km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its... Rudjer Josip Boscovich Roger Joseph Boscovich (modern Croatian: RuÄ‘er Josip BoÅ¡ković; modern Serbian: Руђер Бошковић or RuÄ‘er BoÅ¡ković; Italian: Ruggiero Giovanni Boscovich[1]) (May 18, 1711 – February 13, 1787) was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, and Jesuit from Ragusa (today Dubrovnik, Croatia) who later lived in... This article describes some of the common coordinate systems that appear in elementary mathematics. ...

His brother was the physicist Felice Fontana (1730-1805). ... Felice Fontana (15 April 1730, Pomarolo - 10 March 1805, Florence) was an italian physicist who discovered the water gas shift reaction in 1780. ...



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