gamesofchance

Liber de Ludo Aleae

Gerolamo (or Girolamo, or Geronimo) Cardano (French Jérôme Cardan; Latin Hieronymus Cardanus) (24 September 1501 – 21 September 1576) was an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer and gambler. His gambling led him to formulate elementary rules in probability, making him one of the founders of the field. His book about games of chance, Liber de ludo aleae (“Book on Games of Chance”) , written in 1526, but not published until 1663, contains the first systematic treatment of probability, as well as a section on effective cheating methods.

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