The glorification of gout in 16th- to 18th-century literature
- L'EDIZIONE DELLE OPERE DI GIROLAMO CARDANO: ESPERIENZE E RIFLESSIONI. Baldi, Marialuisa; Canziani, Guido // Nuova Rivista Storica;set-dic2011, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p867
The article reconstructs the different phases and the main features of the project devoted to the enhancement of the historical figure of Girolamo Cardano and to a new edition of his works. Cardano's writings, which constitute an important document of the encyclopedia of knowledge in the...
- METOPOMANCY; METOPOSCOPY. Buckland, Raymond // Fortune-Telling Book;2003, p313
An encyclopedia entry for the terms "metopomancy" and "metoposcopy" is presented. Mathematician and astrologer Jerome Cardan suggested that the lines on the forehead of a person can be used for divination and pointed out that they are easier to read than the lines of the hand, in cheiromancy,...
- On Remembering Cardano Anew. Rowe, David; Heeffer, Albrecht; Rothman, Tony // Mathematical Intelligencer;Dec2014, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p53
The article focuses on the life, works, achievements and career of the Italian polymath Gerolamo Cardano. It offers information on the contributions of Cardano that caught the interests of numerous mathematicians and historians. Moreover, the books and mathematical motifs of Cardano are also...
- Cardano's solution. Ashworth, Allan // History Today;Jan99, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p46
Explains the significance of the mathematical work of Girolamo Cardano, one of the Renaissance polymaths in the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci. Information on his book `Liber de Ludo Aleae' (The Book of Games and Chance); Details on his career in medicine; Domestic tragedies in Cardano's life.
- EDITORS' PAGE. // Ben Jonson Journal;2000, Vol. 7, preceding p1
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one which is devoted to Catholicism and English Renaissance Literature and another on the variety of relevant works concerning Renaissance scholarship.
- Strawberry Hill on the hunt for lost Walpole treasures. Bailey, Martin // Art Newspaper;Jan2010, Vol. 18 Issue 209, p3
The article reports that Strawberry Hill is looking to artworks from the neo-gothic mansion of Horace Walpole near river Thames in England.
- WALPOLE'S CASTLE OF OTRANTO AND VANBRUGH'S PSEUDO-MEDIEV AL COMPOUND AT GREENWICH. McCormick, Frank // Notes & Queries;Mar2004, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p51
The article discusses the dwelling of English writer Horace Walpole. In the spring of 1747, Horace Walpole, making use of a portion of the more than Â£3,400 annual income his father, the great First Minister Robert Walpole had secured for him, purchased a house and five acres overlooking the...
- Complex and unpredictable Cardano. Ekert, Artur // International Journal of Theoretical Physics;Aug2008, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p2101
This purely recreational paper is about one of the most colorful characters of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano, and the discovery of two basic ingredients of quantum theory, probability and complex numbers.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE COPERNICAN CENSUS. Gingerich, Owen // Journal for the History of Astronomy;May2006, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p232
The article presents the narrative of the author on the making of a census of the book "De revolutionibus," by Nicolaus Copernicus. The author has made an annotated census in 2002, describing 274 copies of the book's first edition and 327 copies of its second edition. He was also able to survey...