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by Hannah Leitheiser

Star Suicide

A short account of the history of mathematics

W. W. Rouse Ball

1893

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2017-03-03

'Cardan was the most distinguished astrologer of his time, and when he settled at Rome he received a pension in order to secure his services as astrologer to the papal court. This proved fatal to him for, having foretold that he should die on a particular day, he felt obliged to commit suicide in order to keep up his reputation so at least the story runs.' - A short account of the history of mathematics