Friday, September 24, 2010

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"Among natural prodigies, the first and rarest is that I was born in this century when the Earth was discovered, whereas the ancients hardly knew a third of it."

Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576),
Italian mathematician and physician
De vita propria (1576)


P. M. Doolan said...

Although this quote radiates confidence regarding the 16th century, I argue that the Renaissance was invented in Zurich just 150 years ago. You can find my argument at:

Julianne Douglas said...

Thanks for sharing the link. Your article is an insightful and convincing one!