Niccolò Guicciardini

Niccolò Guicciardini Corsi Salviati (born 28 May 1957 in Firenze) is an Italian historian of mathematics. He is a professor at the University of Milan, and is known for his studies on the works of Isaac Newton.[1]

From left: David E. Rowe, Niccolò Guicciardini, Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Oberwolfach 2005

Guicciardini obtained his Ph.D. in 1987 under the supervision of Ivor Grattan-Guinness.[2]

In 2011 he was awarded the Fernando Gil International Prize for the Philosophy of Science.[3]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • The development of Newtonian calculus in Britain, 1700-1800, Cambridge University Press, 1989 (paperback 2003).
  • Reading the Principia: the debate on Newton's mathematical methods for natural philosophy from 1687 to 1736, Cambridge University Press, 1999 (paperback 2003).
  • Isaac Newton on mathematical certainty and method, MIT Press, 2009 (paperback 2011).[4]


  1. ^ "Niccolò Guicciardini: CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  2. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Niccolò Guicciardini". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  3. ^ "Fernando Gil International Prize 2011 for the Philosophy of Science". 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  4. ^ Dunlop, Katherine (2011-01-01). "Review of Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method, Niccolò Guicciardini". HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. 1 (2): 359–364. doi:10.1086/659400. JSTOR 10.1086/659400.

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