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Giuseppe Peano: Journey from a Farmer Boy to Great Mathematician

Giuseppe Peano was a renowned Italian mathematician. Giuseppe was the founder of mathematical logic and set theory. Giuseppe was a professor of mathematics at the University of Turin. Giuseppe was the founder of Latino sine Flexione. 

Giuseppe Peano: Time and Place of Birth (1858-1932)

Giuseppe Peano was born on 27th August 1858, at Spinetta, Piedmont in the kingdom of Sardinia. Today it is a part of Italy. 

Life history and Career  

Giuseppe was born in the house of a farmer. Guiseppe’s father worked in a farmhouse and his mother was a housewife. Peano faced hardships for education early in his life because his school was five km away from his home.

In 1870 Peano was sent with his uncle (mother’s brother) to Turin for secondary education. Peano took admission to the University of Turin in 1876. In 1880 Peano became a graduate.

In 1880 Peano joined Turin university as an assistant professor. In 1884 Giuseppe became a professor from an assistant. Giuseppe married Carola Carisio in 1887. He published one of his major works in 1889 named Peano Axioms.

He started the formalario project in 1891 which is known as the encyclopedia of mathematics. Peano took part in the first international congress of mathematics in 1897, held in Zurich.

In 1900 he took part in the second international congress of mathematics also, held in Paris. In 1908 he published the last part of formalario mathematico. Between 1913 to 1918 Piano published many mathematical papers. Giuseppe remained a professor at the University of Turin until his last breath. 

Death 

Giuseppe Peano died on 20th April 1932, in Turin, Italy. 

Contribution in mathematics 

Peano Axioms 

Peano axioms are a set of axioms that are used for deduction from the properties of natural numbers. 

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Peano Curve

The Peano curve is an example of a space-filling curve. 

Peano existence theorem 

Peano existence theorem is a theorem in which the existence of solutions to certain initial value problems is guaranteed. 

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Latino sine flexione 

Latino sine flexione is an international auxiliary language founded by Giuseppe Peano. 

Vector space 

A set of objects which may be added and multiplied together by numbers called scalars is called a vector space.

Peano surface 

The graph of two-variable functions is called the Peano surface. 

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Awards 

  • Correspondent of the Accademia dei Lincei 
  • Knight of the order of the saints Maurizio and Lazzaro 
  • Commendatore of the crown of Italy 
  • Knight of the crown of Italy 

Books written by Giuseppe Peano  

  • Formulario mathematico 
  • Gli elementi di calcolo geometrico – scholar’s choice edition 
  • Geometric calculus 
  • Selected works of Giuseppe Peano 

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Quotes by Giuseppe Peano 

No number before zero. The numbers may be go on forever, but like the cosmos, they have a beginning.  

The successor of any number is another number. 

Frequently asked question about Giuseppe Peano

Where was Giuseppe Peano from?

Cuneo, Italy

What did Peano do?

He was a professor of mathematics. 

What is Giuseppe Peano famous for?

Peano is known for his mathematical achievements. 

See also 

Italy has been a land of many great scientific and mathematical personalities like Fillipo Brunelleschi, Luca Pacioli, Fibonacci, and Galileo Galilei and, Giuseppe Peano was one among them. 

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