# First Short Biography

**Algebra**Level 2

(1499/1500 - 1557)

This person is an Italian mathematician. His last name is actually a nickname meaning "stammerer", a reference to his injury-induced speech impediment. He was largely self-taught, and was the first person to translate Euclid's Elements into a modern European language. He is best remembered for his contributions to algebra, namely his discovery of a formula for the solutions to a cubic equation. Such a formula was also found by Gerolamo Cardano at roughly the same time. This guy's last name is on the modern formula with Cardano.

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