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  • 12-18-1559

    Cuthbert Tunstall died in Lambeth, London, England. In 1522, he wrote (in Latin) the first arithmetic book printed in England, which he based on Pacioli's Summa de arithmetica.

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    Cuthbert Tunstall
    Luca Pacioli
  • 12-18-1799

    Jean Etienne Montucla, French historian of mathematics, died in Versailles.

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    Jean Etienne Montucla
  • 12-18-1848

    Bernard Bolzano died in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic). He first formulated and proved the Intermediate Value Theorem in his 1817 Rein analytischer Beweiss.

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    Bernard Bolzano
    Bolzano's Theorem (Intermediate Value Theorem)
  • 12-18-1880

    Michel Chasles, French geometer and historian of geometry, died in Paris.

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    Michel Chasles

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